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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

  • Why Does Spain Have the World's Highest Concentration of Elevators?
    When you think about Spain, the first thing that pops into mind is undoubtedly one word: elevators. Compared to other countries, Spain’s elevator supply looks remarkably, well, elevated. Spain Has Risen to the Top of Global Elevator Rankings Spaniards are some of the world’s pre-eminent apartment-dwellers. Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • Explorer Cabrillo made his name with bold, bloody exploits
    Long stretches of Highway 1, one of the most scenic roads in the nation, are named after the Spanish explorer, as are schools, ships and streets, including one in San Francisco. The Spaniards stopped at a village called Caonao, where 2,000 frightened Taino Indians were squatting in a square, looking nervously at their strange visitors’ horses. While serving unde Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'
  • Mas, Rajoy Clash Before Court Ruling on Separation Vote
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters at the government palace today in Madrid, “It’s false that the right to vote can be assigned unilaterally to one region about a matter that affects all Spaniards.” Read more on this news related to 'Spaniards'

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