Spain’s Culture

Spain is located in Southwestern Europe and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and the Pyrenees Mountains that are just southwest of France. Total area of Spain is 505,370 sq kilometers. To put that statistic into perspective it is twice the size of the state of Oregon. Temperature there is similar to weather here in Murray, KY, warm summer and cold winter with overcast in the spring and fall seasons. Current environmental issues are sewage, oil, and pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.

                The primary language in Spain is Spanish, which 74% of the population speaks. Other languages include Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The dominant religion in Spain is Roman Catholic at a whopping 94%. The population of Spain is 47,370,542 as of July 2013, which is the 28 largest population in the world. The dominant age group is 25-54, which is at 46.5% of the people. The birth rate is 10.4/1,000 population. The death  rate is 8.88/1,000 population.

                Major cities in Spain are Madrid with 5.762 million people, Barcelona with 5.029 million people, and Valencia with 812,000 people. Soccer in Europe is known as futbol, and is by far the most popular sport in Europe. Specifically in Spain futbol is extremely popular thanks to two of the best teams in the world Real Madrid, and Barcelona.

                Spain has a parliamentary monarchy type government. The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the biggest city in Spain. The parliamentary monarchy government has an Executive branch, Legislative branch, and a Judicial Branch. 

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