Spain Recent History

Spain Recent History

HISTORY: THE DEMOCRATIZATION PROCESS AFTER FRANCO (1975) On November 20, 1975, according to Sunglassestracker, Franco died and was succeeded by Prince Juan Carlos, crowned King of Spain two days later. Growing up until that moment in the shadow of the caudillo, the new king found himself in a very difficult situation, with an entirely Francoist apparatus in a country that had not been so for some time. Morally supported, however, by…

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Spain History

Spain History

HISTORY: THE RESTORATION AND THE CARLIST WARS After the fall of Napoleon, the absolutist Restoration, personified in Spain by Ferdinand VII, lasted for twenty years, until the death of the king (1833), with a period of three years (1820-23) during which a revolt of Liberal military and Freemasons, led by Riego, forced him to restore the Constitution of Cádiz (voted in 1812, but suppressed by the king in 1814 at…

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The cities to travel to if you like football

The cities to travel to if you like football

Watching football on TV is exciting in itself, but knowing the atmosphere and watching an exciting match from the stands is the very best. Most football fans probably agree, but not all Norwegians think that the Eliteserien or the Norwegian 1st division is so very exciting. Consequently, we recommend that you take a trip to Europe to visit one of the continent’s many football cities. The football fans who are…

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City Break in the Europe

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Are you planning a city break this autumn? This is perhaps the best time of year to visit major European cities. Most places have fewer tourists in the streets, which means that the locals take over the stage. Prices are therefore usually lower, and city life becomes more authentic. According to Countryaah, most of these cities are capitals of European nations. Here are ten suggested destinations for this fall’s city…

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Spain Overview

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Spain is a popular tourist destination in southern Europe, and is next door to Africa. Almost 60 years after the first charter trip, Spain is still the country where Swedes prefer to go on holiday. Capital: Madrid Biggest city: Madrid State: monarchy within the EU Language: Spanish Religion: catholicism Surface: 504 782 km² Population: 46.6 million (2013) Population density: 80 residents per km² Life expectancy: 80 years Illiteracy: 2% Currency:…

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Spain Population and Language

Spain Population and Language

Spain has since the 1980s developed from an immigrant country to an immigrant country. However, immigration began to decline from the end of the first decade of the 2000s when the economic crisis hit Spain (see Modern History), and more and more Spaniards themselves have moved abroad in search of jobs. Madrid is Spain’s most densely populated region, followed by the coastal regions and archipelagos of the Canary Islands and…

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7 Tips for First Visit to Madrid

What, after all, can we do in Madrid? Get to know must-see itinerary tips in the Spanish capital! What goes through your mind when the city of Madrid is mentioned? Most likely you think of an explosion of colors, rhythms and flavors, right? And in a way, that is completely correct. The capital of Spain (and also its largest city) is a place full of incredible information and curiosities. However, although it is relatively…

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