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España History of Spain Iberians – first inhabitants; came from Africa (Libya) Phoenicians (attracted by mining) 1100 B.C Celts (Aryan people) 1000 B.C.

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2 España

3 History of Spain Iberians – first inhabitants; came from Africa (Libya) Phoenicians (attracted by mining) 1100 B.C Celts (Aryan people) 1000 B.C. Greeks 700 B.C Romans (presence for 700 years) 200 B.C. –Latin, Roman law, Christianity

4 más historia Visigoths 6 th century A.D. Moors (711-1492) –Muslim invaders from Africa. Overran almost all of Spain. –Contributions: science, medicine, mathematics; built mosques, hospitals and libraries

5 un poquito más Catholic Spain –Marriage of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon united Spain against the Moors –January 2, 1492 Moors driven out of Granada –End of Moorish political presence in Spain

6 Population Spain- 40,000,000 and declining Central America, Caribbean, South America – 360,000,000

7 Andalucía

8 Gibraltar –It is a part of England –Source of tension between Spanish and British –Historically the Strait has been of geographic importance to the British

9 Importancia de Gibraltar

10 Monos de Gibraltar The only free-ranging monkeys in Europe inhabit high reaching dens on the rock. (pop = around 200) Government of Gibraltar has recently begun ordering the killing of the monkeys for vandalizing property and attacking children. Growing problem of tooth decay in monkey population due to swiping sweets from tourists iberian/gibraltar3.htm iberian/gibraltar3.htm

11 Sevilla Capital of Andalucía. There is a lot of chorizo (slang term for thieves) Has the 3 rd largest cathedral in the world behind the ones in London and Rome.

12 Granada Last territory held by the Moors. 711-1492 La Alhambra Weep son like a woman for what you would not fight for like a man. (Legendary quote from the mother of the Moorish king to her son.) /Gallery/5885/ /Gallery/5885/

13 Fotos de la Alhambra


15 Murcia

16 Fotos de Murcia Capital of Al-Andalus during the 13 th century.

17 Valencia

18 Comida típica Paella Valenciana

19 Fiestas Tomatina en Buñol

20 Click below to see a video of the Tomatina

21 Castilla-La Mancha

22 Castilla – La Mancha Molinos de viento de La Mancha Like the ones that Don Quijote attacked in Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

23 Toledo espadas toledanas

24 Extremadura

25 Importancia de Extremadura Many conquistadors came from this region. It is near Huelva y Palos de la Frontera…point of departure for Christopher Columbus and many of the conquistadors.

26 Madrid: capital de España

27 Palacio Real http://www.travelinginsp

28 El Prado http://www.spanishart mhttp://www.spanishart m

29 Fútbol: Real Madrid David Beckam

30 Tapas Chickpeas and Spinach Clams in Sherry Sauce Octopus & Paprika Meatballs in Almond Sauce Fried Cheese Quail and Onions Dried Cod & potatoes Sole with Raisins & Pine Nuts Grilled Pork

31 Estación de Atocha Site of the March 11, 2004 Al-Qaeda bombings

32 Castilla y León

33 Salamanca La universidad de Salamanca One of the oldest universities in the world. La rana (The frog)

34 la fachada ¿Dónde está la rana? (Where is the frog?)

35 Galicia

36 Comida gallega Pulpo a la gallega

37 más puntos sobre Galicia They speak gallego (a combination of Spanish and Portuguese.) There are certain pockets of poverty in Galicia and over time people have had to leave to find work. Because of this there is a sense of sadness within the gallego character.

38 Asturias

39 Milk from Austurias leche de asturias

40 Cantabria

41 Imágenes de Cantabria Énfasis en todo verde. (Emphasis in everything green!)




45 País Vasco

46 puntos sobre el País Vasco They speak euskara Oldest language in Europe…unknown origin Terrorist group E.T.A Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Freedom for the Basque Homeland) PP made fatal mistake of blaming E.T.A. for 3/11/04 train bombing in Madrid

47 Navarra

48 Pamplona los sanfermines 7 de julio

49 La Rioja

50 Some of the best Spanish wines come from this region.

51 Aragón

52 Puntos interesantes Murallas romanas Aragón played key role in repelling Moors.

53 Cataluña

54 Barcelona They speak catalán…a combination of French and Spanish They feel a sense of separation from the rest of Spain They are not violent like ETA. Architecture of Gaudí found all throughout city.

55 Las Islas Baleares

56 Las Islas Canarias

57 Puntos sobre las islas Roman soldiers came to the islands and discovered it covered with dogs. That is why they are called the Canary Islands. cainine in Latin

58 Marruecos

59 puntos sobre Marruecos A lot of illegal immigration from Morocco. There is a presence of Al-Qaeda in España Al-Andalus: name given to Andalucía by the Arabs who controlled parts of Spain for over 700 years.

60 Mar Mediterráneo dieta mediterránea

61 Mariscos

62 Aceite de oliva

63 Vino tinto

64 Banderas españolas

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