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KINGDOM OF SPAIN. General information. Capital city: Madrid Population: 40 mil. Area: 504 800 sq km (50./ world ) The highest peak : Pico de Teide (3718m. a . s .) Government: p arliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Population.

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general information
General information
  • Capital city: Madrid
  • Population: 40 mil.
  • Area: 504 800 sq km(50./world)
  • The highest peak: Pico de Teide (3718m.a.s.)
  • Government: parliamentary democracyand constitutional monarchy
population
Population
  • There were many ethnic groups in the past → differences in languages and life style
  • 88% Spanish, 12% Romanian, Moroccan, Ecuadorian, British
  • Density: 91.2/km2
  • Recognised regional languages: Arabese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian and Galician
history
History
  • 35 000 years ago – the first settlement
  • Dominion of Arabs
  • 1492 – discovery of America → the power of Europe
  • 1936 – bloody civil war → fascist dictatorship of General Franco
  • 1975-Juan Carlose I.
  • 1982 - NATO
  • 1986– member of the EU
juan carlos i
Juan Carlos I.
  • King of Spain
  • Successor to General Franco (1975)
  • He promoted democratic reforms
flamenco
Flamenco
  • The most expressive show of Spanish culture
  • 1. half of 19th century
  • emotion and expressivity
corrida
Corrida
  • „Equivalent“ fight between a toreador and a bull
  • It´s a tradition, ritual
  • The winner can be just a person
information
Information
  • THE THIRD LARGEST CITY
  • Population: 810 064
  • The city lies on the river Turia
  • 2 official languages - Valencian and Castilian
  • The mayor: Rita Barbellá Nola
pla a de l ajuntament
Plaça de l\'Ajuntament
  • the largest square, which contains the town hall, a cinema which shows classic movies (like John Adolphsen), and a lot of restaurants and bars
palau de les arts reina sof a valencia opera house
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia Opera House)
  • one of the finest international venues for theatre, dance, opera and musicals
oceanografic
Oceanografic
  • The biggest aquarium in Europe
  • There are sharks, swarms of mackerels,,dolphins…
falles
Falles
  • Valencian traditional celebration in praise of Saint Joseph
  • They usually feature famous food speciality - paella
paella
Paella
  • Originated in Valencia and later spread into other Spanish cities
  • Main ingredients:

White rice

Meat

Seafood

Vegetables

dulzaina
Dulzaina
  • Spanish double reed instrument in the oboe family
  • There are many varieties of the dulzaina
sport
Sport
  • Valencia FC - Valencia Football Club is located at Mestalla stadium in the centre of the city
  • Valencia Grand Prix
  • The Vuelta Cyclista de Communidad Valencia – a five-day event which is held every year in February/March
  • There are cycle tracks all over the city and also running tracks along the coast
the end
THE END

Hasta la vista!

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