Barcelona (Inglis /bɑːrsˈlnə/, Catalan: [bərsəˈɫonə], Spaingie: [barθeˈlona]) is the caipital ceety o the autonomous commonty o Catalonie in Spain, an the seicont lairgest ceety in the kintra, wi a population o 1,620,943[4] athin its admeenistrative limits. The urban area o Barcelona extends ayont the admeenistrative ceety limits wi a population o aroond 4.5 million,[5][6] bein the saxt-maist populous urban areas in the European Union efter Paris, Lunnon, Ruhr, Madrid an Milan. Aboot five million[7][8][9][10][11] fowk live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is the lairgest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea an aw. It is locatit on the Mediterranean coast atween the mooths o the rivers Llobregat an Besòs an is boondit tae the wast bi the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 metre (1,680 ft)).

"22@" business destrict, Sagrada Família, Camp Nou stadium, The Castle o the Three Draigons, Palau Nacional, W Barcelona hotel an beach
Banner o Barcelona
Coat of airms o Barcelona
Coat airms
Ciutat Comtal / Ciudad Condal (City of Counts),
Barna, BCN
Barcelona is located in Spain
Location o Barcelona athin Spain
Coordinates: 41°23′N 2°11′E / 41.383°N 2.183°E / 41.383; 2.183Coordinates: 41°23′N 2°11′E / 41.383°N 2.183°E / 41.383; 2.183
KintraSpain Spain
Autonomous CommontyCatalonie Catalonie
 • TeepMayor-cooncil
 • BodiAjuntament de Barcelona / Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
 • MayorXavier Trias (CiU)
 • Municipality101.9 km2 (39.3 sq mi)
 • Urban
803 km2 (310 sq mi)
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
 • Municipality1,620,343
 • Rank2nt
 • Density16,000/km2 (41,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Demonym(s)Barcelonan or Barcelonian
barceloníbarcelonina (ca)
barcelonésbarcelonesa (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code+34 (Spain) 93 (Province)
Offeecial leid(s)Catalan an Spaingie

Sagrada Família




  1. Population on 1 January by broad age group, sex and metropolitan regions Archived 22 August 2016 at the Wayback MachineEurostat, 2017
  2. Demographia: World Urban Areas Archived 3 Mey 2018 at the Wayback Machine – Demographia, April 2018
  3. . Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |1= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. INE (1 Januar 2012). "Population of Barcelona". Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. Archived frae the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 3 Juin 2013.
  5. Demographia: World Urban Areas, March 2013
  6. Eurostat. "Population and living conditions in Urban Audit cities, larger urban zone (LUZ)".
  7. United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs: World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision) Archived 2011-08-13 at the Wayback Machine, Table A.12
  8. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Competitive Cities in the Global Economy, OECD Territorial Reviews, (OECD Publishing, 2006), Table 1.1
  9. "Population by sex and age groups on 1 January" - Eurostat, 2012
  10. Àmbit Metropolità. Sèrie temporal (catalan)
  11. Europe: metropolitan areas - World Gazetteer, 2012