What is Spain?
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a Western European country. The country consists of Peninsular Spain which is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, two archipelagos, one in each sea, and two autonomous cities in North Africa.
Due to Spain's geographical situation and orographic conditions, the climate is extremely diverse it can be roughly divided in three areas:
- The moderate Continental climate takes place in the inland areas of the Peninsula (largest city, Madrid).
- The Mediterranean climate region, which roughly extends from the Andalusian plain along the southern and eastern coasts up to the Pyrenees, on the seaward side of the mountain ranges that run near the coast (largest city, Barcelona).
- An Oceanic climate takes place in Galicia and the coastal strip by the Bay of Biscay (largest city, Bilbao). This area is often called Green Spain.
The main language of Spain is Spanish but the Spanish Constitution, although affirming the sovereignty of the Spanish Nation, recognises historical nationalities and languages like Basque, Catalan, Galician, Aranes Aragonese, and Asturian.
Spanish cuisine consists of a great variety of dishes which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep Mediterranean roots. Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to a unique cuisine with literally thousands of recipes and flavors.
Sport in Spain has been traditionally dominated by football (soccer) (since the early 20th century), cycling and bullfighting (since the 17th century). Today, Spain is a major world sports power, especially since the 1992 Summer Olympics that were hosted in Barcelona and promoted a great variety of sports in the country. The great touristic attraction of the country has caused an improvement of the sports infrastructure, especially for water sports, golf and skiing.
Although Chapter 2 of the Constitution states that no religion shall have a state character, Roman Catholicism is the main religion in the country. About 76% of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics, about 2% with another religious faith, and about 19% identify as non-believers or atheists. A study conducted in October 2006 by the Spanish Centre of Sociological Investigations shows that from the 76% of Spaniards who identify as Catholics or other religious faith, 54% hardly ever or never go to church, 15% go to church some times a year, 10% some time per month and 19% every Sunday or multiple times per week. About 22% of the whole Spanish population attend religious services at least once a month.
Each municipality is allowed to declare a maxim of 14 public holidays per year up to nine of these are chosen by the national government and at least two are chosen locally.
National public Holidays:
January 1 - New Years Day - Año Nuevo
Moveable - Good Friday - Viernes santo
May 1 - Labour Day - Dia del Trabajador
August 15 - Assumption of Mary - Asunción
October 12 - Columbus Day - Dia de la Hispanidad (Spain national day)
November 1 - All Saints - Todos los Santos
December 6 - Constitution Day- Dia de la Constitución
December 8 - Immaculate Conception - Inmaculada Concepción
December 25 - Christmas Day - Navidad
- Gabriel_87 October 2007
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- August 2017
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- April 2017
23 AprSevilleTuesday alandum Language exchange w...За 19 часаBar Sala Garufa, Calle Jiménez Aranda, 5, Sevilla, Spain2
23 AprValenciaTuesday International Meet up / Lan...За 20 часаUpper Club, Granvia Marques del turía 40, Valencia, Spain2
23 AprSevilleIntercambio with PacoЗа 20 часаBar Sala Garufa, Calle Jiménez Aranda, 5, Sevilla, Spain4
24 AprBarcelonaThe Wednesday Language ExchangeутреDocket, c/Merce 23, Barcelona, Spain5
24 AprMadridGREAT WEDNESDAY EXCHANGEутреLARIOS CAFÉ, calle de Silva 4, Madrid, Spain150
25 AprBarcelonaThe Thursday Language ExchangeThursdayJardinet d'Aribau, c/ Aribau 133, Barcelona, Spain4
25 AprValenciaThursday International Meet up/ Lan...ThursdayBigben, Plaza Honduras 36, Valencia, Spain3
25 AprSevilleIntercambio de idiomas / language e...ThursdaySala El Cachorro, C/ Procurador, 19, Seville, Spain3
26 AprSevilleClase de español con tapas / spanis...FridaySede de Spanish Olé, calle José Gestoso, Sevilla, Spain7
26 AprBarcelonaThe Friday Language ExchangeFridayBarcelona Estacio França, Av. Marquès de l'Argentera s/n, Barcelona, Spain1
26 AprSevilleIntercambio de idiomas / language e...FridayWhite Bar, Calle San Fernando 13, Sevilla, Spain1
26 AprMadridMadrid Language Exchange MeetingFridayInpass Café Madrid, Calle Tres Cruses 8, Madrid, Spain
26 AprValenciaFlag Tandem party in MyaFridayMYA , Avenida del Saler 5, Valencia, Spain3
28 AprMadridGREAT SUNDAY EXCHANGEСледващата седмицаLARIOS CAFÉ, calle Silva 4, Madrid, Spain150
28 AprPalma de MallorcaLanguage Exchange MeetingСледващата седмицаVASOS VACIOS, Carrer Comte de Barcelona, 13, Palma, Spain3
28 AprMadridSunday Language Exchange MeetingСледващата седмицаInPass Café Madrid, Calle Tres Cruces 8, Madrid, Spain
29 AprSevilleEnglish Spanish Language Exchange a...Следващата седмицаCoffee Corner C/PRESIDENTE CÁRDENAS, Presidente Cárdenas, 4, Sevilla, Spain4
30 AprSevilleIntercambio with PacoСледващата седмицаBar Sala Garufa, Calle Jiménez Aranda, 5, Sevilla, Spain5
30 AprValenciaTuesday International Meet up / Lan...Следващата седмицаUpper Club, Granvia Marques del turía 40, Valencia, Spain6
02 MayValenciaThursday International Meet up/ Lan...Следващата седмицаBigben, Plaza Honduras 36, Valencia, Spain5