Les Corts (district)

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Districts of Barcelona, Les Corts (District 4) coloured yellow.

Les Corts (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫəs ˈkorts]) is one of the ten districts into which Barcelona, Spain has been divided up since 1984, numbered IV. It was created in 1897 out of two former municipalities: Les Corts de Sarrià and some parts of Sarrià (the remaining of which went to become the current district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi). It had 82.588 inhabitants in the 2005 census, which makes it the least populous district of the city.

It is located in the western part of the city, next to three other districts of Barcelona : Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Eixample as well as Sants-Montjuïc, and two municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Esplugues de Llobregat.

Avinguda de Sarrià in Les Corts

Etymology[edit]

The name is not derived from courts, but developed from the Latin cohors, cohortes (meaning "rural houses"), as a reference to the local Roman villas and masies which stood there before the 20th-century urbanisation of the area.[1]

Neighbourhoods[edit]

It is further divided into the following neighbourhoods:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cataluna/Diagonal/desviada/elpepuespcat/20100327elpcat_12/Tes

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°23′14.53″N 2°08′30.55″E / 41.3873694°N 2.1418194°E / 41.3873694; 2.1418194