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In this paper we analyse the impact that cultural identity and political autonomy have on the ability of European regions to develop the sector of creative and cultural industries. Firstly, we have compiled a collection of existing literature on key factors to explain the agglomeration of these industries. Secondly, we introduce our hypotheses about the effect of regional identity on creative and cultural industries. Next, we consider four econometric models that relate these concepts in the case of European regions. Finally, we expose the main conclusions of the work that can be summed up as the existence of a positive impact of regional identity on the development of creative and cultural industries in the European regions.