Province of Barcelona
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|Province of Barcelona
Província de Barcelona (Catalan)
Provincia de Barcelona (Spanish)
Map of Spain with Province of Barcelona highlighted
|• President||Mercè Conesa i Pagès (CDC)|
|• Total||7,733 km2 (2,986 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 33rd|
|1.53% of Spain|
|• Rank||Ranked 2|
|11.76% of Spain|
|Official language(s)||Catalan and Spanish|
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 7,733 km². 5,540,925 people live in the province, of whom about 30% (1,621,537) 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:
- Fully included:
- Partially included:
Notes and references
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Barcelona (Spanish province)". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Population Figures referring to Municipal Register 1 January 2013 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística. (National Statistics Institute)
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Barcelona (Spanish province).|