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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 "EspaƱol") 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

  • 'Shocked' Spaniards mourns air crash victims
    Flags flew at half-mast and workplaces fell silent Wednesday as Spain grieved the 150 people, including at least 51 Spaniards, killed in a plane crash in the French Alps. Mourners stood still for a minute's silence at noon at both houses of parliament in Madrid, in theatres, on football fields and elsewhere, after the government declared three days of mourning Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • Spain says 49 Spaniards identified as victims on Germanwings flight
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's crisis cabinet, set up following the crash of the Germanwings plane in the French Alps on Tuesday, said on Wednesday provisional data showed 49 Spaniards had been identified as being on the flight. "We are able to say that at this time 49 Spanish victims have been identified thanks to information from the families," Securit Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • New pot users in Spain outnumber new tobacco users
    The number of Spaniards who said they started using cannabis in 2013 outnumbered those who said they took up smoking cigarettes, according to a government study released Tuesday. A total of 169,000 Spaniards began using cannabis in 2013 compared to 142,000 who started to smoke tobacco, according to the latest annual health ministry study of drug use in Spain. &quo Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'

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