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Quick Facts - Spain


Capital: Madrid
Political system: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 24 November 1977
Population: 46 196 276 (2012)     
Population density: 91.8 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Castilian, Basque, Catalan, Occitan, Galician and Valencian
Non-nationals of total population: 12.3 % (2011)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.36 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 6 862 252 000 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 149.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 15.31 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.28 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 19.69 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 16.92 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 120 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 189 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 1 589 USD (155 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 2.2 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 68.4 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 4/7/1957  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/8/2001  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334