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  • 0 Spain in numbers

  • Which 4 languages are spoken in Spain?
    Castilian (castellano)
    Catalan (catalán)
    Basque (euskera)
    Galician (gallego)
  • What is the capital of Spain?
    Madrid
  • What is the governing form of Spain?
    Constitutional monarchy
  • Who is the head of state in Spain?
    King Felipe VI de Borbón
  • Who is the prime minister of Spain?
    Pedro Sánchez
  • 1.1 Geographical location

  • In which part of Europe is Spain situated?
    In the south-west on the Iberian Peninsula
  • What is the name of the island formation in the Mediterranean Sea?
    Balearic Islands (las Islas Baleares)
  • Which five islands belong to the Balearic Islands?
    Formentera
    Ibiza
    Mallorca
    Menorca
    Cabrera
  • Which Spanish island formation is situated in the Atlantic Ocean?
    Canary Islands (las Islas Canarias)
  • Which 7 islands belong to the Canary Islands?
    Tenerife
    Gran Canaria
    Lanzarote
    Fuerteventura
    La Gomera
    La Palma
    el Hierro
  • What are the names of the two enclaves that Spain possesses in Morocco?
    Ceuta
    Melilla
  • What is the name of the enclave in France?
    Llívia
  • 1.2 Climate

  • Sistema Bético + Sierra Nevada + 
    Pirineos + Cordillera Cantábrica encompass a large central highland that is divided in 2 parts.
    1. Composed of the Submeseta Norte.
    2. Submeseta Sur.
  • What is the highest mountain peak on the mainland of Spain?
    Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada
  • What is the highest mountain peak in the Spanish territory?
    The Teide on Tenerife
  • Atlantic Sea climate in the north and west. Temperature in winter never below 0 and in summer between 20-22 degrees.
  • Mediterranean country climate in the centre. Precipitation in spring and autumn. Evaporation is an important factor which completely nullifies the effect of rain.
  • Mediterranean sea climate in the coastal areas of east and south Spain. Hot summers and mild winters.
  • What kind of climate do the Canary Islands have?
    Subtropical climate
  • 1.2.1 Hydrography

  • Spain and Portugal form the Peninsula. It is partially surrounded by water.
  • What are the 3 largest waterways of Spain?
    Duero (895 km)
    Tajo (1007 km)
    Guadiana (778)
  • Which river is important for the economy and shipping industry?
    Guadaquivir (657 km)
  • By which river is the Catalonian coast dominated?
    Ebro (910 km)
  • The north-west is a home to many broad river branches = rías. Divided in narrow Rías Altas and the wide and long Rías Bajas.
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