Romanization of Hispania
Throughout the centuries of Roman rule over the provinces of Hispania, Roman customs, religion, laws and the general Roman lifestyle, gained much favour in the indigenous population, which was compounded by a substantial minority of Roman immigrants, which eventually formed a distinct Hispano-Roman culture. Several factors aided the process of Romanization:
- Creation of civil infrastructure, including road networks and urban sanitation.
- Commercial interaction within regions and the wider Roman world.
- Foundation of colonia; settling Roman military veterans in newly created towns and cities.
- The spread of the hierarchical Roman administrative system throughout the Hispanic provinces.
- Growth of Roman aristocratic land holdings (latifundia).
According to historian Theodore Mommsen, in the late fourth century (before the barbarian invasions), the Romanization of the Iberian peninsula was "practically at 100%"[page needed] despite the Basque people survived to it.