Province of Barcelona


Province of Barcelona
Province of Barcelona

Barcelona (Catalan: [bəɾsəˈɫonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona]) is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia.

Overview

It is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona, and by the Mediterranean Sea.

Its capital is Barcelona. 5.526.536 people live in the province [1] (2011), of whom 1,621,537 live in the municipality of Barcelona. Its area is 7,733 km²

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:

References

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links

Works related to 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Barcelona (Spanish province) at Wikisource

Coordinates: 41°40′N 2°00′E / 41.667°N 2°E / 41.667; 2



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