any information on spain???

what was the date of independence for spain and some of its background information?

thank u for all ur help!


8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I think you mean the constitution day of Spain.

    The constitutional history of Spain dates back to the constitution of 1812. After the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, a general election in 1977 convened the Constituent Cortes (the Spanish Parliament, in its capacity as a constitutional assembly) for the purpose of drafting and approving the constitution.

    The constitution of Spain was approved on October 31, 1978, and by the Spanish people in a referendum on December 30, 1978, before being promulgated by King Juan Carlos on December 27. It came into effect on December 29, the day it was published in the Official Gazette.

    Constitution Day on December 6 has since been a national holiday in Spain.

    More details of spain;

    Spain's population density, at 87.8/km² (220/sq. mile), is lower than that of most Western European countries and its distribution along the country is very unequal.

    Most populous metropolitan regions

    1. Madrid 5,646,572

    2. Barcelona 3,135,758

    3. Valencia 1,623,724

    4. Sevilla 1,317,098

    5. Málaga 1,074,074

    6. Bilbao 946,829

    The population of Spain doubled during the twentieth century, due to the spectacular demographic boom by the 60's and early 70's. Then, after the birth rate plunged in the 80's and Spain's population became stalled, a new population increase started based initially in the return of many Spanish who emigrated to other European countries, more recently, it has been boosted by the large figures of foreign immigrants,

    According to the Spanish government there were 3.7 million foreign residents in Spain in 2005; independent estimates put the figure at 4.8 million or 15.1% of total population (Red Cross, World Disasters Report 2006). Spain currently has the second highest immigration rates within the EU, just after Cyprus, and the second highest absolute net migration in the World (after the USA).

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure what the "day of independance" for Spain would be. Spain started out as a collection of independant kingdoms. The southern part of Spain was occupied by the Moors (North African Muslims) from about the 8th century and Northern Spain was broken into kingdoms. A large part of modern day Spain was united when Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile were married in the mid 1400's. Under their rule the moors were driven out of Southern Spain and a large part of what is now Spain was united.

    In more modern history...In 1931 the ruling monarch, Alfonso XIII, left Spain after unfavorable election results, hoping to prevent war. A republic was established and lasted for 5 years. Spain then entered into civil war in 1936. General Francisco Franco came to power as a military dictator. His government was conservative and oppressive and during his rule the royal family was in exile in Portugal. Franco ruled for 40 years, until his death in 1975. Following Franco's death rule returned to the royal family. Juan Carlos I (Grandson of Alfonso XIII) took power and established Spain as a pariamentary monarchy.

    Spain celebrates National Day on October 12th, but it's not the date of unification. It's the date that Columbus first set foot in the Americas (ie: Columbus Day in the US).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Í´m spaniard. We haven´t independence day, because we haven´t never been a colony. The different "comunidades autonomas" in this country, something like your States, celebrate different historical events. For example, I live in Valencia, here, we celebrate 9th October. That day in 1238, the king Jaime or Xaume 1st, called The Conqueror, has entered in the Valencia city after his victory against moslem kingdom. That day has born the ancient kingdom of Valencia, nowadays Comunidad Autonoma de Valencia.

  • derf
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The History of Spain, and how it all begun - Spain has a long and unique history. For a short history of Spain see

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    looked all over the internet but this was best I could come up with conventional long form: Kingdom of Spain conventional short form: Spain local long form: Reino de Espana local short form: Espana Hispania was the name given by the Romans to the whole of the Iberian Peninsula (modern Portugal, Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar) Agriculture(4% of employment) grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish Flag description: Three horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (double width), and red with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band; the coat of arms includes the royal seal framed by the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

  • 1 decade ago

    The CIA rocks about keeping up with other countries. If you want to know more about Spain than this website has you are going to need a plane ticket!

    Source(s): The CIA
  • rtorto
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Date of independence???? From who????

    We were never anyone's colony, you know, so, we celebrate it the same day as England, France, Germany, Sweden, etc...


  • 1 decade ago

    they named mexico new spain. they brought spanish to america.

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