Province of Barcelona

Barcelona (Catalan: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona]) 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 7,726 km2 (2,983 sq mi).[2] 5,743,402[1] people live in the province, of whom about 29% (1,664,182)[1] live within the administrative limits of the city of Barcelona, which itself is contained in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Province of Barcelona
Província de Barcelona (in Catalan)
Provincia de Barcelona (in Spanish)
Map of Spain with Province of Barcelona highlighted
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCatalonia
CapitalBarcelona
Government
  PresidentNúria Marín Martínez (PSC)
Area
  Total7,726 km2 (2,983 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 33rd
 1.53% of Spain
Population
 (2018)
  Total5,743,402[1]
  RankRanked 2nd
 12.02% of Spain
Official language(s)Catalan and Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales
Parliament of Catalonia
Websitewww.diba.cat

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