How many countries have Spanish as the official national language - and what are the names and capitals of those countries?
Most countries have an "official national language"; there are 14 countries in the world that have Spanish as their official language, and 6 more (and a US territory) that have Spanish as the de facto national language (*).
Here is the list of countries by continent (with their capital in parenthesis):
Equatorial Guinea (Malabo) in West Africa
North and Central America
Mexico (Mexico City) *
Costa Rica (San José)
Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) *
El Salvador (San Salvador)
Guatemala (Guatemala City)
Nicaragua (Managua) *
Panama (Panama City)
Puerto Rico (San Juan) *
Argentina (Buenos Aires) *
Bolivia (La Paz)
Chile (Santiago) *
Uruguay (Montevideo) *
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The official language is the language that is mostly used in official departments. In many countries it is also the spoken language. However, in many countries it could be different than the spoken language(s) there. That happens sometime in small countries that use a more common language than their native language for official use. However, it may also occur in countries where the official language is not the common spoken language, such as in the…
There are 9 countries in South America where the national language is Spanish. However, as with English in the US, some have not declared an "official" language. The 6 countries where Spanish has been declared the official language: Bolivia Colombia Ecuador Paraguay Peru Venezuela The 3 countries where Spanish is the de facto national language, but is not established by law: Argentina Chile Uruguay There are 4 states where other languages are official or predominate…
In most cases, I believe that it means the same thing. A national language would be the language spoken by most of the people; an official language would be the language designated by a government body as the national language and may be required to be taught in the schools. The official language is usually the language spoken by most of the people.
Spanish is an official language in these countries: Spain Columbia Peru Venezuela Ecuador Guatemala Cuba Bolivia Honduras Paraguay El Salvador Costa Rica Panama Equatorial Guinea Spanish is a de facto official and national language in these countries: Mexico Argentina Chile Dominican Republic Nicaragua Uruguay It is also common, though not official, in these countries: Andorra Brazil United States I suppose it is fair to say that all other countries "do not speak Spanish," but it…
Brazil, the Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname are South American countries that do not have Spanish as their official language. Portuguese is the official language of Brazil while English is the official language of the Falkland Islands and of Guyana. Dutch is the official language of Suriname while French is the official language of French Guiana.
Urdu has long been the language of the Muslims of India. After Indenependence, in 1949 Urdu was declared national language. Then it was subsequently declared national language in the constitutions of 1956, 1962, and 1973. It must be noted that Urdu us not the official language. According to all the three constitutions of 1956, 1962, 1973, English is the official language. Urdu is the national NOT official language.