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Official language(s) | Spanish |
Spain's National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is 12 October, the anniversary of the Discovery of America and commemorate OurLady of the Pillar feast, patroness of Aragón and throughout Spain.
Sport in Spain has been dominated by football since the early 20th century. Real Madrid C.F. and FC Barcelona are two of the mostsuccessful football clubs in the world. The country's national football team won the UEFA European Football Championship in 1964 and 2008 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010.-------------------------------------------------
The term Spanish literature refers to literature written in the Spanish language, including literature composed in Spanish by writers not necessarily fromSpain.
Language institutions
The Royal Spanish Academy (Real Academia Española or RAE, in Spanish) is the institution responsible for regulating the Spanish language. It is based in Madrid, but isaffiliated with national language academies in 21 Spanish-speaking nations through the Association of Spanish Language Academies.
Artists from Spain have been highly influential in the development ofvarious European artistic movements.
Spanish cinema has achieved major international success including Oscars for recent films such as Pan's Labyrinth and Volver.
Spanisharchitecture refers to architecture carried out during any era in what is now modern-day Spain, and by Spanish architects worldwide.
Music and Dance
Spanish music is often considered abroad to besynonymous with flamenco, a West Andalusian musical genre, which, contrary to popular belief, is not widespread outside that region. Various regional styles of folk music abound in Aragon, Catalonia,Valencia, Castile, the Basque Country, Galicia and Asturias. 
Science and technology
In the 19th and 20th centuries science in Spain was held back by severe political instability and consequent...
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