Reblog of my article about Andalucía which was originally posted in Dec 2011
by Robert Bovington
Andalucía is the southernmost region of mainland Spain. It is the land of bullfighting, flamenco and gypsies. It is the land of high sierras, charming white villages and magnificent cities. It is the embodiment of Spain and yet its people think of themselves as Andalucian first and Spanish second – Andalucía became an autonomous community with its own parliament in Sevilla in 1982. The regional government – the Junta de Andalucía – administers things like taxes, health and most governmental day-to-day affairs. However, the Andalucian people have voted for independence from Spain. They already celebrate Andalucian day – on February 28 each year.
Andalucía is diverse – a country of extremes and its people live life to the full. Most British holidaymakers head for the beaches of the Costa del Sol. The more adventurous and perhaps slightly more cultured may venture further afield – perhaps to the…
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