There are approximately 570 million Spanish speakers on the planet. About 80% of them know Spanish as their native language. Spanish as a separate language began to appear in the 13th century, and nowadays it represents the fourth most spoken language on Earth. In the list of languages by number of native speakers Spanish comes second. Spanish speaking countries are popular tourist destinations, a lot of them provide great opportunities for education and career. That is why Spanish is also the second most studied language in the world.

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries. The largest Spanish speaking city in the world is the city of Mexico, one of the most important financial centers in the Americas. Approximately 21.2 million people live there.

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