Spain, officially known as the Kingdom of Spain is to be found in southwestern Europe in the Iberian Peninsula and forms part of the European Union. Spain borders France, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, Andorra and Portugal. The official currency of Spain is Euros and the official language of Spain is Spanish. Spain is mix of different people and cultures with native Spaniards forming more than 80 percent of the population and the rest made of Latin Americans, North Africans, Asians and Eastern Europe including French, German and British.
Spain is a scenic country with combination of lush green mountains, volcanoes, plateaus, Islands and rivers. The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean are part of the beautiful country that is Spain. Along with its beautiful geography, Spain is also famous for its archeological sites which include Muslim palaces, baroque cathedrals, Roman relics and Modern constructions.
The exports of Spain range from organic food to industrial equipment. Spain is known for its olive exports and organic food exports which include avocadoes, tomatoes, saffron and potatoes. Wine especially red wine, champagne and sherry are also one of the exports of Spain. With the increase in global outsourcing, Spain has become the third biggest exporter of car and car parts.
Customs and Traditions in Spain
Spain is known for its customs and traditions since it is one of the oldest countries and has been a haven for people belonging
to diverse races and religion. Spain is also known for its infamous bull fighting. Bull fighting is one of the most dangerous and yet trilling sport. It may have lost most of it vigor but is still a tourist attraction in Spain and represents Spain around the world. Las Ventas, the biggest bullring in the world is located in Spain. Spanish nightlife, specifically in Madrid, is also one of the most exciting things about the country where people of all age groups enjoy in bars and clubs in the later part of the night till early morning. The Spanish fiesta is also a rich part of the culture. Fiestas are festivals held in every town and village from time to time so that the Spanish could delve in their love for eating, drinking and dancing. Spanish Cuisine Spanish Cuisine, though a mix of different cuisine, still has its distinguishing characteristics. Since Spain in large parts borders the sea, it is not uncommon that seafood is the most familiar item in Spanish Cuisine along with rice. Paella is one such famous dish in Spain that consists of seafood and rice. Other than seafood and rice, Spanish enjoy cheese, fresh fruits, ham and love all kinds of meat. Olive oil and garlic is the most used ingredient in Spanish food since it is grown within the country. Wine is most often the side ingredient of Spanish food. The famous tortillas that we enjoy so much stem from Spanish cuisine. Tapas are also an important part of Spanish cuisine and usually serve as appetizers before the main lunch. Though Spanish food is easy to cook and healthy, it is still mouth-watering and delicious. Spanish Climate Since Spain is a mixture of different topological features and it covers a large area, the climate varies extensively in the country. Though Spain is known of its sunny weather, this climate is restricted in central Spain where the winters are freezing cold and the summers baking hot. Near the Mediterranean region, Spain is characterized by warm summers with rains falling during the spring and summer time while people living in the Atlantic region enjoy a climate similar to that of UK. Daily life in Spain Daily life in Spain is a little different from that of its modern counterparts. Though with the increase in immigrants to Spain, the culture has changed to some extent but this is mostly restrained to the islands and the coastal areas but rural Spain still is removed from the daily necessities of life such as electricity and a proper sewerage and water line. Siesta is one of the most