facts about spain can any one help?
please can anyone help me, i need ten interesting facts about spain can anyone help with this asap thanks
- daLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
General Franco persicuted Free Masons when he came to
power , the biggest industry in Spain is tourism ..
theres two good luck.
- 1 decade ago
Spain: SW European country. Area 504,782 sq.km. Capital: Madrid. Population: approx 41million. Governed by a Constitutional Monarchy. Largely Roman Catholic with some Jews & some Muslims.
Exports include textiles, paper, cement, steel & chemicals. Tourism is also a major source of income, especially in the South, South East, Balearic Islands & Canary Isles.
Mediterranean climate for majority of the country.
Official language is Castellan, other languages include Catalan and Basque.
Ruled by Muslim Caliphs until 16th Century when the Reyes Catolicos (Catholic Kings) gained control of the country. Spain has been Catholic since.
In the 1930s, Spain became a Fascist dictatorship under Generalissimo Franco, only returning to constitutional monarchy in the late 1970s under King Juan Carlos I.
Also, the people are friendly, the main wines produced are Rioja (red & white) and Penedes (white). The Spanish equivalent to Champagne (a white sparkling wine) is called Cava.
Hope this helps!!Source(s): Geddes & Grosset World Facts (New Lanark Scotland 2002) Rough Guide to Spain & the Islands Personal experience of holidays in Malaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain
- 1 decade ago
Off of the top of my head:
1. In Spain, the milk and eggs you buy at the grocery store doesn't have to be refrigerated.
2. Even though they say "the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains", it actually mostly falls in the North.
3. At one point, the Moors from Africa conquered all of Spain except for the northern region of Asturias. The prince of Spain is called the "principe de asturias" because of this.
4. Spaniards don't consider themselves as speaking "Spanish". They call it "Castellano", or Castilian, instead.
5. In Basque country in the north of Spain and southern part of France, native Basques speak "Euskara", which is such a strange language that linguists can't figure out what its roots are. To say I love you in Euskara is "Maite zaitut".
6. Spanish olive oil is much better than Italian olive oil. This is why Italians buy all the spanish olive oil and send their oil to the United States.
7. People in Spain don't eat tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, tortillas, or refried beans. It's pretty hard to find these foods there. (Some people are surprised at this).
8. The longest bench in the world is in Parque Guell in Barcelona. It is maid of cement with a tile mosaic.
9. In a church in the city of Ourense, they have a crucifix hanging above the altar that is actually a mummified dead body that is hundreds of years old. People there believe its hair and fingernails continue to grow.
10. At Kentuck Fried Chicken in Madrid, you can't get mashed potatoes - they have french fries instead.Source(s): Lived in Spain for two years
- 1 decade ago
The highest point on the Iberian peninsula is the Mulhacen (altitude 3,384 m.) in Sierra Nevada.
The Alhambra Palace, what's left of the Moorish palace built between the 14th to 15th century, is the most visited monument in Spain.
A typical dish eaten in Spain is "migas", meaning literally "crumbs", and crumbs it is: made from old bread and fried with olive oil and bits of sausage and green peppers.
In the area around Guadix not only do many people still live in caves, but you can rent them like a hotel and they're beautiful!
Sorry, out of time, out of space. Check an encyclopedia for more.
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- silentnonrevLv 71 decade ago
Once upon a time in Spain, there was a little bull, and his name was Ferdinand. All the other little bulls liked to run and jump and butt their heads together, but not Ferdinand. He liked to sit just quietly and smell the flowers.
most heavily travelled air route in the world: Madrid-Barcelona
Only European country besides Ireland to be neutral in WWII (but better check that one...)
Home of first Islamic rulers in Europe
that should get you started...
- Miss BehavinLv 51 decade ago
"It is full of spanish people and some people go on holiday there". now you could just copy that, but it is a pretty moronic statement and it wouldn't do you any justice. Look it up! Do not cheat! knowlege is precious! But do some research into the Catalan language, Barcelona, the Basque region, Gaudi, General Franco - need I go on?
- 1 decade ago
it,s not in the uk