Commonwealth of Castilophone Countries

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Commonwealth of Castilophone Countries
Alternate Name(s):
Mancomunidad de países castilohablantes (MPC)
Motto:
''unidad en patrimonio, diversidad en expresión''
Cultural and political organization headquartered in Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Address Maguériz
General Information
Year Founded 1936
Number of Members 14
Executives
Secretary General Carlos Aguilar
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Executive Director Ariadna Ercilla
Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere


Commonwealth of Castilophone Countries (Castellanese Mancomunidad de países castilohablantes, MPC) is an intergovernmental organization for friendship, cooperation and integration among countries with Castellanese-speaking populations.

The MPC is a multilateral forum created to strengthen ties of culture and economy among its member states. It was founded in its modern form in 1936 at a meeting in TBD, originally around the focus of coordinating standards for orthography and lexicography for the Castellanese language.

History and Objectives

The organization has its roots in the fact of the extensive colonization by the Castellanese people of many countries and territories throughout the world.

Full membership is open to any country that grants the Castellanese language any kind of official status, whether to a minority or majority population.

The MPC's chief objectives are:

  • Political and diplomatic cooperation between member states, especially in presenting a unified cultural face to the international sphere;
  • Cooperation in areas such as education, health, sciences, agriculture, defense, public administration and safety, commerce, justice, sports, culture and media;
  • Global dissemination and support for the Castellanese language

In 2004, during a meeting in Tárrases, the ministers of culture declared August 10 to be Castellanese Culture Day (Día de la Cultura Castellanesa).

Governance

The body maintains its headquarters and executive staff in Maguériz, Castellán, but the presidency of the organization along with the body's meeting location rotates among the full members, with a new country assuming the presidency every 3 years. In general, the minister of culture or local equivalent is considered each member government's representative to the organization, and the minister of culture of the country holding the presidency is titled the Secretary General of the organization.

Currently, the presidency is held by Castellán, only the second time that the "home" country has held the presidency since the organization's founding. Past presidencies are as follows.

Host Country Host City Years
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Maguériz 1936-1939
Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere Villa Constitución, DF 1939-1942
Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos Lucero 1942-1945
Template:TBD TBD 1945-1948
Latflag.png Latina Cordoba 1948-1951
Template:TBD TBD 1951-1954
BanderaDeAmmirice.png Ammirice Valnecia 1954-1957
Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos Alhozaimas 1957-1960
Template:TBD TBD 1960-1963
Lost country.png Balonis Balonis City 1963-1966
BanderaDeAmmirice.png Ammirice Cibe 1966-1969
Latflag.png Latina Gentofte 1969-1972
1972-1975
Template:TBD TBD 1975-1978
Template:TBD TBD 1978-1981
Latflag.png Latina Givullion 1984-1987
BanderaDeAmmirice.png Ammirice Brusey 1987-1990
1990-1993
Costa-green7.png Costa de Oro San Pedro de la Frontera 1993-1996
Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos Lucero 1996-1999
Costa-green7.png Costa de Oro San Pedro de la Frontera 1999-2002
TarrasesFlagforMini.png Tárrases Tárrases 2002-2005
Lost country.png Balonis Morros 2005-2008
Latflag.png Latina Du Bois 2008-2011
Balam utz flag.png Balam-Utz Puerto Moreno 2011-2014
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán Maguériz 2014-2017

For its day-to-day activities, the organization employs an Executive Director, as well as various sub-directors who manage various the agencies and initiatives of the organization.

The current Executive Director is Doctora Ariadna Ercilla of the Ardisphere. Past executive directors are as follows.

Name Took office Left office Country
Cándido Sigüenza 15 August, 1936 May 1942 Flag of Castellan.png Castellán
Manuel de Roncesvalles May 1942 May 1948 Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos
TBD TBD TBD Template:TBD
TBD TBD TBD Template:TBD
TBD TBD July, 2010 Template:TBD
Ariadna Ercilla July, 2010 incumbent Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere

Members

Currently there are TBD countries with full membership in MPC.

Country Castilophone population (millions) Total population (millions) Percent Castilophone Accession year
Adariaflag.png Adaria 20.0 38.0 52% 1954
Allendea-Flag.png Allendea 5.3 5.4 98,1% 1951
Luciano Flag FA.png Ardisphere 16.0 19.0 84% 1936 (founding member)
BanderaDeAmmirice.png Ammirice 95.8 98.8 94% 1940
Balam utz flag.png Balam-Utz 12.0 19.2 62.5% 1992
Lost country.png Balonis ? ? ? 1955
Flag of Castellan.png Castellán 58.7 68.3 86% 1936 (founding member)
Costa-green7.png Costa de Oro 18.7 18.8 99% 1992
Esthyra flag.svg Esthyra 3.0~3.5 TBD 26% 1996
Latflag.png Latina 98.0 114.0 84% 1943
Midistland national flag.png Midistland TBD TBD TBD 1965
Pohenicia 26.3 25 90% 1941
Castilea Archantea.svgCastilea Archantea 46.7 46.8 99% 1945
TarrasesFlagforMini.png Tárrases 0.2 0.4 54% 1976
Bandera de San Marcos.png San Marcos TBD TBD 97.5% 1936 (founding member)
Bandera de Sagüira.png Sagüira TBD TBD 62% 1981

Observers

Countries and other intergovernmental organizations may be granted observer status if they have some clear tie to Castellanese history or culture or to one of the current members.

Country Accession year Note
Flag-Ataraxia-v1.png Ataraxia 1955 Castellanese exploring and early colonialism resulted in Castellerain culture along the coast east of Ataraxia City, in the Centre region provinces of Delmar and Diego Garcia. The Castellanese soldiers were evicted in 1703, but settlers remained and lingering ties in the region plus recent immigration result in 1-2% Castilophone population today
Flag of Valosia.png Valosia 1979 Because Valosia has a historical and cultural link with Castellán, 38.1% of population speaks Castellanese and 10.6% of Valosian people has Castellanese language as first language

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