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Spaniards Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Spaniards Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Spain is a country in Southern Europe. It is in the Iberian Peninsula near Portugal and Gibraltar. France and the country of Andorra are on its northeast side, where the Pyrenees mountains are.

The people of Spain are called Spaniards. Most people there speak Spanish (in Spanish, "Castellano", from Castilla, or "Español") but there are other languages in different parts of the country. They are Catalan, Basque, and Galician, Leonese, Aragonese, Aranese Occitan and even Portuguese. The religion of most of the people in Spain is Roman Catholic.

Since 1975, Spain has had a king, who only does what the constitution allows him to. For example, the king can declare a war, but only if the Government asks him to do so. The parliament is called Las Cortes Generales, and has two bodies: "El Congreso" (The Congress) and "El Senado" (The Senate) and it is chosen by the Spanish people by voting. This kind of government is called a constitutional monarchy. The King of Spain is Felipe VI. The President of the executive branch of the government is Mariano Rajoy.

Spaniards Sample Sentences in News

  • Tourism: Gaztelugatxe named Spain's top 'natural wonder'
    As part of a study conducted by Allianz Global Assistance, Spaniards voted to elect the best natural tourist attractions in their home country. The islet Gaztelugatxe in Basque Country landed first place, topping the list of Spain's "seven natural wonders." This selection of exceptional sites has led to the creation of a new tourist route. Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • PM apologizes to “all Spaniards” over party corruption
    Mariano Rajoy stresses latest bid-rigging scandal only reflects “personal greed,” not illegal PP financing. “I understand citizens’ indignation,” he says Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • Spanish PM says sorry for corruption scandal
    MADRID (AP) — A major corruption scandal involving politicians has prompted Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to apologize to Spaniards. Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'

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