Province of Barcelona

Province of Barcelona
Província de Barcelona (in Catalan)
Provincia de Barcelona (in Spanish)
Province
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Flag of Province of Barcelona
Flag
Coat of arms of Province of Barcelona
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Province of Barcelona highlighted
Map of Spain with Province of Barcelona highlighted
CountrySpain
Autonomous community Catalonia
CapitalBarcelona
Government
 • PresidentMercè Conesa i Pagès (CDC)
Area
 • Total7,726 km2 (2,983 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 33rd
 1.53% of Spain
Population (2017)
 • Total5,576,037[1]
 • RankRanked 2
 12.02% of Spain
Official language(s)Catalan and Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales
Websitewww.diba.cat

Barcelona (Catalan: [bəɾsəˈɫonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The province is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona, and by the Mediterranean Sea. Its area is 7,726 km².[2] 5,576,037[1] people live in the province, of whom about 30% (1,620,809)[1] live within the administrative limits of the city of Barcelona, which itself is contained in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

The capital of the province is the city of Barcelona, and the provincial council is based in the Casa Serra on the Rambla de Catalunya in that city. Some other cities and towns in Barcelona province include L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Martorell, Mataró, Granollers, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sitges, Igualada, Vic, Manresa, Berga.See also List of municipalities in Barcelona.

Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by comarques in Catalonia do not completely agree, the term comarques of the province of Barcelona would not be entirely correct. However, a list of the comarques that are included—totally or partially—in the province of Barcelona can be made:

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c [www.ine.es/jaxiT3/Datos.htm?t=2861 Barcelona: Población por municipios y sexo] - Instituto Nacional de Estadística. (National Statistics Institute)
  2. ^ Indicadors geogràfics. Superfície, densitat i entitats de població - idescat.cat
Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Barcelona Séng
davvisámegiella: Barcelona eanangoddi
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Barcelona-sén
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Barcelona
لۊری شومالی: آستوٙن بارسئلون
Lëtzebuergesch: Provënz Barcelona
Nordfriisk: Prowins Barcelona
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Barcelona
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Barselona (provinsiya)
Simple English: Province of Barcelona
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Barcelona (provincija)
Türkçe: Barselona ili
Tiếng Việt: Barcelona (tỉnh)
Lingua Franca Nova: Provinse de Barcelona