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  1. España

  2. Where is Spain?

  3. Spain in Context

  4. Spain up Close

  5. Constitutional Monarchy

  6. Monarchy King Rey Juan Carlos I Born: January 5th, 1938 Coronated: November 27th, 1975

  7. Monarchy Queen Reina Sofía Born: November 2nd, 1938

  8. Monarchy Heir Apparent Príncipe Felipe de Asturias Born: January 30th, 1968 Wife: Princesa Letizia

  9. Monarchy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RRwRSGI79M&feature=related

  10. Monarchy

  11. Cortes Generales • General Assembly of Representatives • Lower House • 350 Members • Elected by popular vote • 4 year terms

  12. Cortes Generales • Assembly of Senators • Upper House • 266 Members • 208 by Popular Vote • 58 appointed by Regions • 4 year terms

  13. Cortes Generales • Supreme Court • Appointed by Monarch • 74 Members • Functions similarly to American Supreme Court

  14. President of the Government • Mariano Rajoy • Partido Popular (People’s Party)

  15. Political Parties • Partido Popular (People’s Party) • “PP” • Conservative • Current Ruling Party of Spain • Partido SocialistaObreroEspañol (Socialist Worker’s Party) • “PSOE” • Liberal

  16. Religion • About 96% Catholic • Many no longer practice • Religion constant visual influence • Religious Holidays • Religious Names

  17. Climate & Geography • Spain’s climate and Geography is nearly as diverse as that of the United States

  18. Climate & Geography • Northern Spain is green, cool, and mountainous

  19. Climate & Geography • Central Spain has both mountains and plains with hot summers and cold winters.

  20. Climate & Geography • Southern Spain is hot with a Mediterranean landscape

  21. Food • Spanish food is NOT Mexican food!!

  22. Food • Key ingredients • Pimentón • Saffron • Olive Oil

  23. Food • Paella • Rice • Pimentón • Saffron • Seafood or Meat

  24. Food • Tortilla Española • Egg & Potato omelet

  25. Food • Gazpacho • Cold tomato soup

  26. Food • Chorizo • Pork sausage w/ pimentón • Not like Mexican chorizo • Morcilla • Blood Sausage

  27. Food • Other popular foods • Manchego Cheese • Olives • Sangría • Jamon Serrano

  28. Food • Tapas

  29. Food • Typical “Desayuno”

  30. Food • Lunch “La Comida” • Largest meal of the day • Usually served between 2-4pm

  31. Food • Dinner “La Cena” • Small meal • Usually served between 9pm - midnight