||Spanish (Castillian). Other official languages (in the
autonomous communities) comprise Catalan and Basque. Spain has a lot
of linguistic minorities.
||In 1037, "Castillia" became an independent state. It
merged with "Aragon" in 1479 as Spain. The communities of "Basque"
and "Catalonia" have a far going autonomy. The Basque provinces have a
violent independence movement.
Spain is a member of the European Union.