Posted by: janecronin | December 15, 2019

Excerpts from A Portrait of Spain

I am going to start a new series of blogs which take out small excerpts from my eBook “A Portrait of Spain”.  This will consist of a small paragraph of Spanish followed by an English translation.  The hope is that this will be informative, of interest from a language point of view and a taster of the full publication.  So, here’s the first excerpt, I hope you enjoy it –

España está compuesta de diecisiete regiones autónomas, cada una con su propia constitución y acuerdo económico con el gobierno central en Madrid.  Antes de la formación de estas regiones modernas, España estaba dividida en cincuenta provincias, cada una gobernada directamente desde Madrid. Esta organización provincial todavía existe de la manera que algunas regiones constan de 8 o 9 provincias, mientras otras se denominan uniprovinciales, como es el caso de Murcia, Asturias, Cantabria y La Rioja.

Spain is made up of seventeen autonomous regions, each with its own constitution and specific economic relationship with central government in Madrid.  Prior to the establishment of these regions, Spain was divided into fifty provinces, each ruled directly from Madrid.  This provincial organisation still exists, with some regions consisting of 8 or 9 provinces whilst others are referred to as uni-provincial, as is the case of Murcia, Asturias, Cantabria and La Rioja.


  1. Great news Jane. Hope you are well Carol and Len x

  2. Great to see you back

  3. Hi Jane

    Thanks for sending me this. I look forward other excerpts


  4. Like this, two ways of learning, facts and Spanish at the same time!

    • Thanks. Really glad you like it!!

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