Catalonia and Barcelona in figures, surface, population, inhabitants...

Barcelona in figures



Surface: 31 895 km2 (approximately 6% of the Spanish territory).

- Population: 6,3 million inhabitants (2nd region in Spain, density: 196 people        per km2)

Capital: Barcelona

- GNP: 20 million Euros in 2002 (19%of the total GNP of Spain)

- Unemployment Rate: 5,9% (total rate in Spain: 9,2%)

- Political regime: autonomous government (Generalitat) Since 1980


Visit Catalonia

Visit the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada





Statute: autonomous region since September 18, 1979.


Administrative Organization: 4 provinces whose capitals are:


  • Barcelona (regional capital): 1,7 million inhabitants and 3 million with its suburbs (Mataro, Badalona, Terrasa, Sabadell, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Santa coloma  de Gramanet, Cornella de Llobregat ...) 
  • Tarragona: 114.097 inhabitants 
  • Lérida: 112.194 inhabitants 
  • Gerona: 73.637 inhabitants

We Recommend

These are the most recommended things for your Barcelona holidays.

    Hotels in the city centre
    Our selection of the best hotels

    Let us show you our selection of hotels we recommend in the city centre of Barcelona! Lodging in the city centre will be the way to assure the visit of most of the major monuments by walking..

    An apartment in Barcelona !
    Being like at home.

    For families or a group of friends, we propose to rent a modern and fully equipped apartment for your Barcelona visit. This is the cheapest way to enjoy our sunny city.

    Villas for rent in Catalonia
    From Cadaqués to Tarragona..

    From Cadaqués to Tarragona find summer villas from the Costa Brava in the North of Catalonia till the deep south of Costa Dorada. Most villas are on the seaside but you should also search in the countryside and the Catalan mountain which reserve nice surprises.. 

    Welcome to Barcelona!
    The whole city in one page

    A beautiful scrolling page made of best pictures and videos, to give you a first impression of a city you can only fall in love with! 

    The Barcelona card
    2, 3, 4 or 5 consecutive day passes..

    The easiest way to get to know and see all Barcelona has to offer with this great value city sightseeing and discount card...

  • FC Barcelona Football Stadium Tour and Museum Tickets

    Calling all sporting fans! Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to retrace the footsteps of legendary players from past and present on this self-guided tour through Barcelona FC's Camp Nou footba...


  1. Datos estadisticos equivocados - Xavi (7 Dec 2011 - 18:45)

    Bueno si Catalunya es un 19% del PIB Espanyol y este es 20 millones de euros, asi nos va... Sera millardos de millones (lo que los anglosajones llaman billon)!
    En fin, tengo otra curiosidad porque poneis datos del PIB de 2002 y datos de paro del 2010? Al mismo tiempo que buscais datos de paro no podeis acutalizar el PIB? estan en el mismo sitio....

  2. Definición de suburbio - Alberto (11 Mar 2011 - 15:00)

    Estoy de acuerdo contigo, que para nada somos marginados los que vivimos a las afueras de Barcelona.

    Un suburbio es un barrio, sector o comuna alejado del centro de la ciudad, especialmente el que constituye una zona pobre ajena a la ciudad, específicamente, ubicado en la periferia de ésta. La palabra "suburbio" en español no es equivalente a la palabra "suburb" en ingles. En español se refiere a zonas marginadas y degradadas, en cambio "suburb" en Inglés se refiere a zonas residenciales

  3. Suburbios de Barcelona - Maika (7 Mar 2011 - 09:45)

    Me parece fatal el uso de la palabra Suburbio porque evoca marginalidad y pobreza, y no es el caso del área Metropolitana del Barcelona, me parece una falta de respeto para la gente que habita en esa zona.
    Es una mala traducción del inglés Suburb.

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