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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

  • Madrid asks court to block Catalan vote
    Referendum ‘a grave attack on the rights of all SpaniardsRead more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • Spaniards, Dodig/Melo Reach US Open Semis
    Spaniards Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers reached their second Grand Slam semi-final of the season Wednesday as they upset second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 7-6(3), 6-4 at the US Open in New York. [[More Tennis News on]] Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • EU rules against Spain on 'discriminatory' inheritance tax
    The European Court of Justice ruled against Spain on Wednesday in a case that could reduce the amount of inheritance tax the country can charge foreigners living in Spain, currently higher than that charged Spaniards. More than 12 percent of Spain's total population were born elsewhere, one of the highest percentage of foreign residents in European Union count Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'

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