Note 13.- Cash and Cash Equivalents

As of 31 December 2009 cash and cash equivalents totaled € 1,546,431 thousand (€ 1,333,748 thousand in 2008), being cash and balances in credit to the Group which are liquid, are held in current accounts and are immediately available for withdrawal from banks and credit institutions.

The following breakdown shows the main currencies in which cash and cash equivalent balances are denominated:


The balance of cash and cash equivalents of entities with non-recourse financing (see Note 15) was € 402,780 thousand (€ 276,273 thousand in 2008).