Where are we from? (I)

Our school is in Spain. Spain is a country in the south-west of Europe, in the Iberian peninsula. It’s sorrounded by the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea, and it has borders with France in the north, with Portugal in the west and with Morocco in the south (around the two autonomous towns of Ceuta and Melilla).

In the north-east of Spain there are the Pyrenees, some very important mountains between France and Spain. There are two archipelagos: the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean sea, and the Canary islands in Africa. The three most important rivers in Spain are: Ebro, Tajo and Duero.

Spain is divided into seventeen autonomous communities or regions. In the north of Africa there are two Spanish autonomous towns called Ceuta and Melilla.

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy. Our king is Felipe VI (Philip VI) and our queen is called Leticia. The president of Spain is Mariano Rajoy of the conservative party (Popular Party).

In Spain we have four main languages. The official language is Spanish also called Castilian in our country, but there are also three other co-official languages which are Catalan, Basque and Galician.

Spanish is spoken apart from in Spain in Central America, south America and it is widely spoken in the USA. It is also spoken in the north of Morocco and in the Occidental Sahara,  in Equatorial Guinea and in the Philippines.

Some important Spanish people from the past were painters like Picasso, Goya or Velázquez, or writers such as Cervantes or Antonio Machado. Some current well-known people from Spain are the tennis player Rafa Nadal, the actor Antonio Banderas, the tenor Plácido Domingo, the film director Pedro Almodóvar, the Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso, or the architect Santiago Calatrava.

by Joan & Lluís

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06 2014

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  1. spilioskounas #

    Your presentations are awesome !!!
    Oh my God…!! They are perfect…

    A big big bravo for all of you…

    It is really very useful for us… we learned so many things about your country, region, city and school and without making us tired..

    Thank you very much for everything dear friends..

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