The national animal of Spain is the bull. Bulls are an important symbol in Spanish culture, especially in traditions, such as bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls.Know More
The Running of the Bulls, or "encierro," is part of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona that takes place each July in honor of the patron saint San Fermin. During the event, bulls are released from a corral and race throughout sectioned-off streets until they enter a bull ring. Spectators try to outrun the bulls, which can be dangerous.
Bullfighting is a sport in which a matador, or bullfighter, taunts and tricks the bull by waving colored capes to guide its movements and prevent himself from being impaled. At the end of the bullfight, the matador spears the bull.Learn more about Europe
Although there is no exact date for Spain's national independence day, the defeat of Granada in 1492 marked the rise of what is considered modern-day Spain. Granada was the last significant fortification of the Muslims who occupied the country from the 8th century C.E. until the late 15th century.Full Answer >
There is no actual date of discovery for Spain. However, recorded history shows the country was first settled by various groups before it was incorporated into the Roman Empire around 206 B.C.E.Full Answer >
Spain is at 40 degrees latitude and 4 degrees longitude on the Iberian Peninsula. It is in southwest Europe and borders France, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. It also borders the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Biscay and the Pyrenees mountain range.Full Answer >
Crops grown in Spain include vegetables, grains, grapes, beets, olives and citrus fruits. Agriculture accounts for only 3.1 percent of Spain's gross national product, and only 4.2 percent of the population is employed in the agriculture industry. This includes those who work in the meat, dairy and fish production sector of agriculture.Full Answer >