Spain is a very interesting country and has much history behind its geography, population, society, culture and much more. Many of this history can be based on its people and their rich taste and flavor in music and foods. Their history also shows us that from Spain originated many cultures that made many different countries we know today. Spain’s dances are also popular and still carried on today.
Spain is surrounded by France and Portugal. Its size is slightly more than twice of Oregon. Spain’s major problems are pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas; water quality and quantity nationwide; air pollution; deforestation; desertification. Spain is one of the world’s leading tourist countries.
Many people visit exciting sights such as the Mediterranean beaches and islands, the rocky Atlantic coast, and castles and churches in historic Spanish cities. Most of Spain is a high, dry plateau called the Meseta. Hills and mountains rise throughout the Meseta, and north of it a mountain barrier extends across the peninsula. In the A. D.
700’s, Moors conquered most of Spain. They held control for Hundreds of years. In the 1000’s, the Spanish people began to drive the Moors from the country. The Spaniards finally defeated the Moors in 1492. That same year, Christopher Columbus, who was sailing in Spanish ships, reached America. Columbus’ voyage touched off a great age of Spanish exploration and conquest.
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The Spaniards built an empire that included much of western South America and southern North America.