Catalan Republic

Catalan Republic
Catalan State
República Catalana
Estat Català
  • 1641
  • 1873
  • 1931
  • 1934
Emblem (1934)
Emblem (1934)
Els Segadors  ( Catalan) [1]
"The Reapers"
Map of Europe with the Catalan Republic (c. 1641) by Willem Blaeu.
Capital Barcelona
Languages Catalan
Government Republic
 •  1641 Pau Claris i Casademunt
 •  1873 Baldomer Lostau i Prats
 •  1931 Francesc Macià i Llussà
 •  1934 Lluís Companys i Jover
Legislature General Estates (1641)
Parliament (1934)
 •  Proclaimed (most recently) October 6, 1934
 •  Disestablished (most recently) October 7, 1934
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Principality of Catalonia
First Spanish Republic
Kingdom of Spain
Second Spanish Republic
Kingdom of France
First Spanish Republic
Second Spanish Republic
Second Spanish Republic
Today part of   France

The Catalan Republic ( Catalan: República Catalana, IPA:  [rəˈpubːlikə kətəˈlanə]) is one of the terms adopted by Catalonia when its government has previously declared it a sovereign political subject. The establishment of a Catalan State is currently the aim of a movement for Catalan independence.

A Catalan Republic, also known as the Catalan State (Estat Català, IPA:  [əsˈtat kətəˈla]), has so far been proclaimed four times:

Of these four proclamations, the first (1641) was performed with the objective to establish the complete independence and those of 1873, 1931 and 1934 to establish the sovereignty and the state character of Catalonia inside an Iberian or Spanish Federal Republic.

In November 2015, the Catalan parliament adopted a declaration of intent to form a new independent republic no later than 2017. [4] In June 2017, it was announced a referendum on Catalan independence would take place on October 1, 2017. [5]

Junctures of independence or segregation from Spain or France

Location of the Catalan Republic within Spain