Spanish village changes name – level 2

21-04-2022 07:00

Fuentes de Andalucia is a small village of about 7,100 inhabitants, which lies in southern Spain and east of Seville.

Last week, the village changed its name to ‘Ukraine’, and it will keep the name over Easter. Officials also changed the names of some streets, and the new names were City of Kyiv, Odesa, and Mariupol.

The main reason was to make people aware of the war in Ukraine more than 4,000 kilometers away. The village also wanted to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

The village raised 3,500 euros in two days, and it plans to build a center for people who are running from the war. Up to 25 people or six families could stay there.

Difficult words: inhabitant (a person who lives in a place), aware (when a person knows about something), solidarity (when people help and care about each other).

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