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
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
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?
My name is… Me llamo…
Profile and vocabulary courtesy of Irati Ergo Diez, age 10 and C.I.A. World Factbook.