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This article is aboot the ceety in Spain. For ither uisses, see Barcelona (disambiguation).
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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Ciutat Comtal / Ciudad Condal (City of Counts),
Barna, BCN
Barcelona is located in Spain
Location o Barcelona athin Spain
Barcelona is located in Catalonia
Location o Barcelona athin Catalonie
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
Kintra Spain Spain
Autonomous Commonty Catalonie Catalonie
Province Barcelona
Comarca Barcelonès
 • Type Mayor-cooncil
 • Body Ajuntament de Barcelona / Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
 • Mayor Xavier Trias (CiU)
 • Municipality 101.9 km2 (39.3 sq mi)
 • Urban 803 km2 (310 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Municipality 1,620,943
 • Rank 2nt (Spain)
 • Density 15,991/km2 (41,420/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,693,000[1]
 • Metro 5,375,774
Demonym Barcelonan or Barcelonian
barceloníbarcelonina (ca)
barcelonésbarcelonesa (es)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08001–08080
Aurie code +34 (Spain) 93 (Province)
Offeecial leid(s) Catalan an Spainyie

Barcelona (Inglis /bɑrsɨˈlnə/, Catalan: [bərsəˈɫonə], Spainyie: [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[2] athin its admeenistrative limits. The urban aurie o Barcelona extends ayont the admeenistrative ceety limits wi a population o aroond 4.5 million,[3][4] bein the saxt-maist populous urban aurie in the European Union efter Paris, Lunnon, Ruhr, Madrid an Milan. Aboot five million[5][6][7][8][9] fowk live in the Barcelona metropolitan aurie. 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 metres (1,680 ft)).

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  1. Demographia: World Urban Areas - Demographia, 2015
  2. INE (1 January 2012). "Population of Barcelona". Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  3. Demographia: World Urban Areas, March 2013
  4. Eurostat. "Population and living conditions in Urban Audit cities, larger urban zone (LUZ)". 
  5. United Nations – Department of Economic and Social Affairs: World Urbanization Prospects (2007 revision), Table A.12
  6. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Competitive Cities in the Global Economy, OECD Territorial Reviews, (OECD Publishing, 2006), Table 1.1
  7. "Population by sex and age groups on 1 January" - Eurostat, 2012
  8. Àmbit Metropolità. Sèrie temporal (catalan)
  9. Europe: metropolitan areas - World Gazetteer, 2012