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Cataluña

Catalonia is a Spanish autonomous community, considered a historical nationality, located in the northeast of the Iberian peninsula.

It occupies a territory of about 32 000 km² that borders on the north with France and Andorra, on the east with the Mediterranean Sea along a maritime strip of about 580 kilometers, on the south with the Valencian Community, and on the west with Aragón.

This strategic situation has favored a very intense relationship with the territories of the Mediterranean basin and continental Europe. Catalonia is formed by the provinces of Barcelona, ​​Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona.

Its capital is the city of Barcelona.

In the Catalan territory 7,504,008 people live in a total of 947 municipalities, of which 64 exceed 20,000 inhabitants.

Two thirds of the population lives in the metropolitan area of ​​Barcelona.

It constitutes a very dense and highly industrialized territory, leading the sector in Spain since the nineteenth century, and its economy is the most important among the autonomous communities, generating 18.8% of the gross domestic product Spanish GDP.




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