Get your fill of Iberian flair with this Spanish provinces challenge. See if you know Spain's 50 provinces from pictures and a few cool facts!
Sociopolitically, Spain suffered many turbulent years before the country's territories were divided in 1833. Its pre-1833 Enlightenment period did away with the infamous colonial empire as well as globe-trotting 16th-century conquistadores that helped to carve the New World into what it is today. While Spanish colonialism didn't give up without a fight well into the nineteenth century, the inhabitants of Spain, motivated by their discontent with the rule of law, set out to shake up the existing balance of power.
From 1833 until a few years after Francisco Franco took over in 1936, horrendous warfare was constant. After that, capitalist enterprise soon became a blessing and a curse for Spain; its burgeoning economy rendered dictatorship incompatible, while less audacious regions overburdened the more industrious areas which prompted a reliance on the European Union in the twentieth century.
Now that Spain is economically stronger, its provinces have flourished socially and have experienced cultural renaissances that promise an industrious future in the tourism sector for the country. Celebrate Spain's provincial revivals by taking this quiz and learn the past and the present that makes each region so unique!