Barcelona (province)


Barcelona (province)

Barcelona is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Lleida, and Girona, and by the Mediterranean Sea.

Its capital is Barcelona. About 5,330,000 people live in the province (2007), of whom 1,595,110 live in the municipality of Barcelona.

Some other cities and towns in Barcelona province include L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Martorell, Mataró, Granollers, Sabadell, Terrassa, Sitges, Igualada, Vic, Manresa, Berga.See also List of municipalities in Barcelona.

Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by "comarques" in Catalonia do not completely agree, the term "comarques of the province of Barcelona" would not be entirely correct. However, a list of the "comarques" that are included -totally or partially- in the province of Barcelona can be made:

*Fully included:
**Alt Penedès
**Anoia
**Bages
**Baix Llobregat
**Barcelonès
**Garraf
**Maresme
**Vallès Occidental
**Vallès Oriental
*Partially included:
**Berguedà (all municipalities except Gósol)
**Osona (all municipalities except Espinelves, Vidrà and Viladrau)
**Selva (only the municipality of Fogars de la Selva)

The province is famous for its architecture.


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