Catalonia's government promotes its official language both at home and in other countries. Many Spanish people are baptized, married and buried as members of the Roman Catholic church.
Under the 1978 constitution the church is no longer Spain's official or established faith, though financial support is still provided by the state.
The capital of Spain, Madrid, is located in the central region known as the Centro-Meseta.
The country of Spain is made up of four regions: El norte, El este, El sur, and Centro-Meseta.
The Huelva, Rota, and Cadiz ports lie on this coast and further up the Guadalquivir River is the ancient transportation center Seville. More that thirty-nine million people reside in the country of Spain.
Some other major rivers in Spain are the Douro, Tagus, and Ebro rivers. That is because it is made up of a large ethnic diversity.
It is a "romance" language with highly developed literature.
Most of the seven million people who speak Catalan are located in El este.
It is on of Europe's oldest languages but is different from the Indo-European and Uralic languages spoken across the rest of Europe.
The constitution of 1978 made Euskara an official local language and afforded increased political autonomy to the Basque provinces.