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            Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain's official name is Reino de Espana, which means, "Kingdom of Spain." The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the largest populated city in the country. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, which also is greatly populated. Official language spoken is Castilian Spanish, others - Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The majority of Spanish religion is 97% Roman Catholicism, others i.e. Protestantism Islam & Judaism. Their currency is Spanish Peseta. A historical overview of Spain, happened in 1588, when Spain attempted to invade England; generally known as the Spanish Armada. King Philip led the Spaniards. Unsuccessfully, Spain was defeated. Spanish clothing today, is much similar to America's fashions and trends. Trends in the U.S. probably won't reach Europe until next year, or the other way around. Speaking of time differences, there is a nine-hour difference from California's Pacific Standard Time. And, the time frame from which they eat dinner, and close their businesses is about a 2 or 3 hour difference from our time frame. Spain celebrates a few different holidays than Americans do. They celebrate "The Annunciation Day," which is celebrated on March 25th, and it's when Mary was told that she would give to the Son of God. Another holiday that is celebrated is "Three Kings Day," which is when they celebrate the coming of the three kings. They don't celebrate Christmas. Three Kings Day is like Christmas to them, they receive gifts, and go to the kings to ask them what they want for Three Kings Day, just like we ask Santa Claus for Christmas. It is celebrated on January 5th & 6th. Spanish foods include boar: it's a salty ham, and it's served in paper thin slices; they eat a lot of fish & a lot of seafood; they eat lots of fruit, and a lot of organic foods. Living conditions in Spain are very warm and most rainfall proceeds in Northern Spain. Their architecture, new and organic, is very unique in its structure and texture.

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