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Name: Anton Gutierrez Martin

Age: 10

Hometown: Madrid

Languages spoken: Spanish and a little bit of English

Parents’ work: Mom works on TV and Dad  is a carpenter

Favorite food: Spaghetti and clams

Favorite subject: Science

Hobbies: Play with cousin Alejo

Photo Courtesy CIA Factbook

SPAIN AT A GLANCE

Capital city: Madrid

Government: Constitutional Monarchy, with Mariano Rajoy as current president

Geography: Southwest Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean

Population: 47,042,984

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

Religion: Roman Catholic

History: Throughout history, Spain has been controlled by various forces and had various governments. It started out as a Monarchy, and later became a dictatorship under General Francisco Franco following the Spanish Civil war. After Franco died, Spain began making various changes to its government in preparation for changing it from a dictatorship to a democracy. Today, the Spanish people have a constitution and are governed by a President, a Vice President and a cabinet elected by the President.

LEARN A LITTLE SPANISH

What is your name? Comó se llama?

How old are you? Cuantós años tienes?

Big Grande

Small Pequeño

My name is… Me llamo…

Profile and vocabulary courtesy of Irati Ergo Diez, age 10 and C.I.A. World Factbook.