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Spain is a plurinational, pluricultural and plurilingual country where 4 offiical languages coexist: Spanish (Castilian), Basque (Euskera), Galician and Catalan, Catalonia:s own language. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, most of whose inhabitants are bilingual in Catalan and Spanish. This is why the signs in the street, metro statoins, shops and so on appear in Catalan. Overall, the Catalan language is spoken in a territory of 68000 sq km inhabited by almost 11 millon ppl (in Roussillon, the Valencia area, of course, Catalonia itself.) It is a Romance language which, like Spanish, arose from the dissolution of Laint btw the 8th and 10th centuries. Under the Franco regime (1939-1975), the Catalan language was persecuted and it was forbidden to teach it in the schools. However, it endured thanks to its family tranmission. Nowadays, Catalan is taught at school.