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Spain Introduction

Spain is a country in Western Europe famous for its colourful bullfights, sunny climate, and beautiful story-book castles. Until the mid-1900's, Spain was one of the most underdeveloped countries of Western Europe. Most of the people were poor farmers.

Then during the 1950's and 1960's, rapid economic development changed Spain into an industrial nation.

A Short Background

Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power.

Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating Civil War (1936-39). In the second half of the 20th century, it has played a catch-up role in the western international community.

Continuing concerns are large-scale unemployment and the Basque separatist movement.

1UpTravel's Guide to Spain

Topography of Spain - Read more about the geography and topography of Spain

History of Spain - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Spain

Life & People of Spain - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Spain

Local Cuisine of Spain - Find out delicious local cuisines of Spain

Holidays in Spain - Check out a list of the local holidays in Spain

Festivals in Spain - Learn about the festivals in Spain

Embassies of Spain - Provides an Embassy database for Spain

Administration facts of Spain - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Spain

Newstands in Spain - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Spain

Attractions in Spain - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Spain

Maps of Spain - Discover a detailed map of Spain

Map Database of Spain - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Spain

Flags of Spain - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Spain. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Spain - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Spain

Shopping in Spain - Find out the best places for shopping in Spain

Restaurants in Spain - Browse a list of eat-outs in Spain

Geography of Spain - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Spain

People of Spain - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Spain

Government and Politics in Spain - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Spain.

Economy of Spain - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Spain

Communications in Spain - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Spain

Transportation in Spain - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Spain

Military of Spain - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Spain

Transnational Issues of Spain - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Spain


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