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Official language: Spanish


Demographics of Spain

Spain has 46,157,822 inhabitants according to 2008 census. The population of Spain by a large numbers of immigrants, mostly from Latin America (39%), Eastern Europe (16%), North Africa (15%) and Sub-Saharan Africa (4%).

Languages

Spanish (español or castellano, Castilian) is spoken all over the country and so is the only language with official status nationwide (74%). Other languages have been declared co-official, along with Spanish, in (some of) their constituent communities where they are spoken: Basque (2%) in the Basque Country and Navarre, Catalan (17%) in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands; Valencian, a distinct variant of Catalan, is official in the Valencian Community; Galician (7%) in Galicia.

Spanish National Institutions for Language

Real Academia Española
Victor García de la Concha, Director
Darió Villanueva
Felipe IV, 4, 28071 Madrid
Spain
+34-91-420 1478
pllull@rae.es
dario@rae.es

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