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Spanish as a World-Language

Over 400.000.000 people throughout the world speak Spanish

Spanish is native language to 360.000.000 people.
Additionally there are 60.000.000 people speaking Spanish as a secondary language. In the ranking of most spoken languages Spanish comes up to 4th place.

Spanish is spoken in
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Argentinia
  • Chile
  • the USA
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
and in 38 more countries.

Spanish as official language

Spanish is official language in 21 countries.
  • Equatorial Guinea (approx. 11.500 spanish speakers)
  • Argentinia (39.000.000)
  • Bolivia (8.000.000)
  • Chile (15.500.000)
  • Costa Rica (3.700.000)
  • Dominican Republic (8.500.000)
  • Ecuador (10.500.000)
  • El Salvador (6.200.000)
  • Guatemala (7.500.000)
  • Honduras (5.800.000)
  • Columbia (44.000.000)
  • Cuba (11.100.000)
  • Mexico (104.000.000)
  • Nicaragua (5.000.000)
  • Panama (2.900.000)
  • Paraguay (4.000.000)
  • Peru (22.000.000)
  • Spain (43.000.000)
  • Uruguay (3.300.000)
  • Venezuela (24.000.000)
  • USA (partially, 40.800.000)
Spanish also has status as an official language in the European Union and in the UNO.

  special characters
  special characters

To type spanish special characters hold the [Alt]-Key pressed and enter the given codes via the numpad

ñ164 Ñ165
á160 Á181
é130 É144
í161 Í214
ó162 Ó224
ú163 Ú233
ü129 Ü154
¿168 ¡173