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  Spain tourism: Spain tourist info for your travel to Spain.
Spain tourism: Spain tourist info for your travel to Spain.
From the colourful fa├žades of the buildings on the Onyar River, to the streets of the old Jewish quarter, to the Moorish baths and the monumental steps of the Cathedral, this destination in north-eastern Spain is brimming with nooks and crannies for you to discover.
This is the route planned by the Romans centuries ago to join northern and southern Spain.
www.spain.info   (266 words)

  
  Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales.
Spain is bound to the east by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Bay of Biscay and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
Spain became a unified crown with the union of Castile and Aragon and the conquest of Granada in January 1492, and the annexation of Navarre in 1515.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spain   (7993 words)

  
 Spain - Simple English Wikipedia
Spain has 17 parts called autonomous communities (this means that they decide what they want to do themselves).
It also made Spain lose its empire in North and South America; all of the parts of that empire became their own countries, or were taken over by other countries, such as the United States of America.
Seville is in Andalusia, in the south of Spain.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spain   (1444 words)

  
 Spain national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain has underachieved in the World Cup, with their best finish being fourth place in 1950 despite often being among the pre-tournament favorites.
Spain made their international debut in 1920 at the Olympic Games in Belgium and came away with the silver medal.
Spain won their opening game of group H over Ukraine in a comfortable 4-0 result.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Spain_national_football_team   (643 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The geographical boundaries of Spain are: on the north, the Pyrenees, the Republic of Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay (known in Spain as Mar Cantabrico, or "Cantabrian Sea"); on the east, the Mediterranean; on the south, the Mediterranean, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic; on the west, Portugal and the Atlantic.
Spain was formed by the coalition of various states, which for many centuries had kept their own names and boundaries, and had differed considerably in laws (the fueros), customs, characteristics, and methods of government.
The chief concordats with Spain are: that of 1737 (Clement XII and Philip V); 1752 (Benedict XIV and Ferdinand VI); 1851 (Pius IX and Isabel II).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14169b.htm   (17606 words)

  
 Spain (06/06)
Spain's accession to the European Community--now European Union (EU)--in January 1986 required the country to open its economy, modernize its industrial base, improve infrastructure, and revise economic legislation to conform to EU guidelines.
Spain has been an effective example of transition from authoritarianism to democracy, as shown in the many trips that Spain's King and Prime Ministers have made to the region.
Spain and the United States have a long history of official relations and are closely associated in many fields.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2878.htm   (3752 words)

  
 Spain Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Forecasts predict that Spain should be able to sustain its current level of economic growth into the near future, maintaining its status as one of the fastest growing economies in the EU.
Spain depends upon imports for most of its oil needs, and like most oil-importing EU countries, Russia was a major supplier (15.0%), followed by Mexico (14.7%), Saudi Arabia (12.7%), and Libya (12.2%).
Spain was the world's second-largest producer of wind power in 2004, behind Germany, with the energy source meeting 6% of Spain's total electricity demand.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/spain.html   (4044 words)

  
 Francisco Franco killer file
Backed in Spain by the Catholic Church, the Falange and monarchists, the rebel government is promptly recognised by Germany and Italy.
Spain becomes a cultural wilderness as artists and intellectuals are either forced into exile or silenced by censorship.
As the war shifts against the Axis block, Franco moves Spain towards a more neutral position, although at wars end Spain is still viewed as a pariah state by the rest of the world.
www.moreorless.au.com /killers/franco.html   (3246 words)

  
 Spain
Spain and Andorra are both highly developed and stable democracies with modern economies.
The ETA threat against the tourist industry was renewed this year when tour operators in Spain and foreign companies that include Spain in their holiday offers received a letter stating that tourist facilities would continue to be ETA targets during 2004.
It is a legal requirement for motorists travelling to or transiting Spain to carry (in all vehicles) two red warning triangles to be placed, in the event of an accident or breakdown, in front of and behind the vehicle.
www.spain.com /Spain/spain.html   (5124 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet: Spain Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spain captain Raul made his 100th appearance for the national team when he led his side to a disappointing 0-0 draw in a friendly international against Iceland in Reykjavik on Tuesday.
Spain coach Luis Aragones said that his side's performance in their 0-0 draw against Iceland on Tuesday was one of their worst since he took charge two years ago.
Spain's World Cup exit to French 'dinosaurs' was greeted with criticism of coach Luis Aragones but also optimism about the young team's future.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=164&cc=5901   (387 words)

  
 Spain
Spain, originally inhabited by Celts, Iberians, and Basques, became a part of the Roman Empire in 206 B.C., when it was conquered by Scipio Africanus.
Spain then sank rapidly to the status of a second-rate power under the rule of weak Hapsburg kings, and it never again played a major role in European politics.
Spain: evaluating the effects of macro policy using an econometric model.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107987.html   (1521 words)

  
 Spain Travel Guide - Travel to Spain
Spain is more than bullfights, flamenco dancers and crowded beaches.
It's a spectacular and diverse country, the north resembling the rolling, green hills of Ireland and the south giving you a taste of Moroccan landscapes and architecture.
It's often said that the Spanish living room is the bar where the people usually spend a lot of time in the mornings and in the evenings.
www.justspain.org   (422 words)

  
 Spain Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Travel is easy, accommodation plentiful, the climate benign, the people relaxed, the beaches long and sandy, the food and drink easy to come by and full of regional variety.
Winter along the southern and southeastern Mediterranean coasts is mild, while in the height of summer you can retreat to the northwest, to beaches or high mountains anywhere to escape excessive heat.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Spain book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/spain   (381 words)

  
 Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The coat-of-arms of Spain shall have a height of 2/5ths the width [i.e.
When the flag of Spain has the usual proportions, a length of three halves its width, the [vertical] axis of the coat-of-arms shall be placed at a distance from the hoist of half the flag's width.
In Spain, the most frequent alternative to flying a flag half mast to indicate mourning is to stitch a small piece of fl material (either a short cravatte or a squarish piece of material — occasionally even a fl handkerchief) to the centre of the flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/es.html   (1064 words)

  
 Spain
He controversially remarked that burning of "all the convents in Spain was not worth the life of a single Republican".
However, by the time the rest of the Army of Africa arrived in mainland Spain, the figures were close to equal.
Franco's main demand was that Germany had to fully compensate Spain for the cost of any British blockade of the country.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWspain.htm   (4101 words)

  
 WTO | Spain - Member information
Spain's Uruguay Round goods schedules are included in those of the European Communities (zip format, 759 KB)
Spain is included in TPRs of the EU/EC See the TPR gateway for explanations and background
Spain is also included in dispute settlement cases of the EU/EC.
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/spain_e.htm   (284 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Spain
There are 2,000,000 residents of the 3 provinces of Basque territory; 25% were born outside the territory, 40% in the territory were born to Basque parents.
Regional varieties are sometimes preferred for oral use, but in Spain there is also a fairly strong desire for the Batua unified standard.
Central and southern Spain and the Canary Islands.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Spain   (1077 words)

  
 HSBC in Spain
HSBC Bank plc´s presence in Spain dates from the establishment of a branch in Madrid in 1982.
HSBC Bank plc Sucursal en España is registered with the Bank of Spain (Branches of Foreign EU Credit Entities Register) under the number 0162 and in the Mercantile Registry of Madrid under the codes T.5.879, Gral.
The branch is regulated and supervised by the Financial Services Authority, the Bank of Spain and the National Stock Exchange Commission (CNMV) and is subject to the applicable rules and regulations issued by these Regulators.
www.hsbc.com /hsbc/about_hsbc/international-networks/europe/spain   (560 words)

  
 Spain:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The International Forum on Tourism Statistics was set up in 1993 by OECD and Eurostat providing a unique platform for regular exchange of views and experiences on developments in tourism statistics and application for policy.
The Peer Review Report for the Canary Islands in Spain is part of the OECD/IMHE international review project that focuses on the role of higher education in regional development.
Total health spending accounted for 8.1% of GDP in Spain in 2004, less than one percentage point lower than the average of 8.9% in OECD countries.
www.oecd.org /country/0,3021,en_33873108_33873806_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (343 words)

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