Spanish is called Castilian as well as espanol. It is a Romancelanguage that originated in Castile, a region in Spain. Approximately 406 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin in terms of its number of native speakers. Spanish has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language. Spanish is spoken in more than 20 countries in Latin America. It is aslo the second most important language of US. It has an important position in Europe.
In India the demand for Spanish for Spanish language is on the rise, Many software companies like Microsoft and Tech Mahindra hire engineers with Spanish knowledge. There is also a high demand of translators and interpreters because of the constantly growing commercial relationship between India and Spain and Spanish speaking Latin American countries like Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Peru etc. If you have good Spanish knowledge an embassy job is an excellent option for you.