A link between Europe and Africa, Spain is an important resting spot for migratory birds.It is also home to magnificent mammals including wolves, lynxes, wildcats, foxes and deer – and fab fish such as barbel, tench and trout can be found in the country’s streams and lakes. If you’re learning how to speak Spanish, studying the culture of Spain will motivate you and make your studies much more interesting!
Still, the interior of the country gets very cold in winter, and very hot and dry in summer.
Many Spaniards share a common ethnic background – a mixture of the early inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, the Celts, and later conquerors from Europe and Africa.
Recent immigrants from North Africa and Latin America have added to the mix of people and culture, too.
River pollution is also a problem in parts of Spain, putting Spain’s aquatic species at risk. Spain became mostly Christian under the Romans, who were followed by Germanic tribes from Europe called the Vandals and the Visigoths. Islamic culture spread across Spain, as Muslim rulers introduced new crops and irrigation systems, and increased trading.
To help protect wildlife, Spain has created national parks and refuges. The Visigoth rulers fought among themselves, and in A. Mathematics, medicine and philosophy became more advanced, peaking in the tenth century – the golden age of Islamic rule in Spain.