Using El Presente to express general facts

We use El Presente to express general truths, facts and scientific facts. Have a look at the following examples:

La Tierra gira alrededor del Sol.
The Earth rotates around the sun.

Dos más dos son cuatro.
Two plus two equals four.

Roma es la capital de Italia.
Rome is the capital of Italy.

These are facts that are universally known.

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Dos más dos son cuatro.
Two plus two equals four.


Roma es la capital de Italia.
Rome is the capital of Italy.


La Tierra gira alrededor del Sol.
The Earth rotates around the sun.


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