Spain

Spain

Although the sport is international, the traditions and climatic conditions of each country influence its development. Thus, for example, in Spain winter sports, such as ice hockey or skiing, are practically not practiced.

Sport in Spain
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The issue of the Revue des Deux Mondes, corresponding to May 15 of this year (1902), brought Victor M. work Verard about the origins of the Odyssey, interesting for Spanish.

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With regard to the Balearic and Canary Islands, their specificities make it into the corresponding host items where found full physical description of both sets of general - in mountainous islands, rivers and virtually benign climatología.

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Terrain and climate make Spain's rivers are generally, low and irregular flow regime. In the Galician Cantabrian slope emphasize the Bidasoa, Urumea, Nervion, Assos, Pas, Asturias Deva, Sella, Nalón, Navia, Mandeo, Tambre, Ulla and, above all, the Minho, with its tributary Sil.

Hydrography
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The hard core forms the plateau, divided by the Central system into two sub-plateau: the northern, which corresponds to the Duero, and the south, where the Tagus and Guadiana basins, separated by the mountains of form Toledo.

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The Cantabrian is steep and rocky, with many estuaries, coves and bays, capes and small, among which the Higuer, Machichaco, Mayor, Peña and Stake Bars. Marine starters are the estuaries of Guernica, Bilbao, Villaviciosa, Nursery and bars and bays Santoña-Laredo and Santander.

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With an area of 500,000 square kilometers, Spain is second in size in Europe after France. Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic islands east of the Peninsula and the Canary Islands are in the Atlantic, off the African coast.

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Several geographic and climatic factors combined to make Spain one of the European countries with a rich natural heritage. Its geographical situation of transition between continents and seas conditions the existence of types of ecosystems and organisms very different.

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The mainly mountainous and semi-arid land of Spain is home to over 5,000 species of plants. Forests cover 28.8 % (2000) of the country, although these figures include formations of pine and eucalyptus trees for soil stabilization or to use its pulp used in papermaking.

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At present, the economy of many countries of the world is characterized by a strong growth of the tourism sector. The well-being of the population, the increase of free time and the development of transport are the causes that stimulate many people to travel.

Tourism in Spain
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