It did not become an integral part of Barcelona until as late as 1897, having been an autonomous village since 1714 with the imposition of the infamous Nueva Planta decrees. Before then, it had been a secondary parish of Santa Maria del Mar.
Sant Martí has a population of 221,029 (2005), which makes it the second most populated district in Barcelona. Being the fourth largest district (10,8 km²), it is also the sixth in density (20.466 hab./km²).
It is divided in neighbourhoods:
- El Besòs i el Maresme
- El Camp de l'Arpa del Clot
- El Clot
- Diagonal Mar i Front Marítim del Poblenou
- El Parc i Llacuna del Poblenou
- El Poblenou
- Provençals del Poblenou
- Sant Martí de Provençals
- La Verneda i la Pau
- La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou
It is possible to trace the origin of the name Provençals in the Latin word provincialis, a term used by the Romans to design fields just beyond the city walls. Also, Sant Martí is the name of the first church built in the area.
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