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Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain and it is the capital of Catalonia region and it is also a most beautiful and exciting city in the world. It is placed on the Mediterranean coast flanked by the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos and is surrounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge. The city is home to an enormous number of attractions including a city centre which retains its medieval street plan. Barcelona is center of the major industrial area in Barcelona, except for Bilbao and it is a central port. Barcelona is one of the fourth richest city by GDP in the European Union and 35th in the world with an output amounting to 177 billion Euros, a figure however smaller than alternative estimates. The city is one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Besieged a number of times during its history, now the city is important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and it has a rich cultural heritage. The city is pretty old and has important historical implication in Spain. Barcelona is preserved as one of the major economic hub of Spain. Mostly the city of Barcelona economic importance is based on various reasons. The city is home to many tourist attractions and it is a colorful city that is well-known for its hospitality to the foreign tourists. The city enjoys an almost delightful climate making it a perfect place to be at any time of the year. It even the city has its hold 4 kilometers of sandy beaches, which are less than 15 minutes away from the school.
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Barcelona Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The city of Barcelona culture is enriched with two-thousand years' old mottled heritages. It is brave and the beautiful and it's seen in its remarkable architecture, a dazzling Mediterranean cityscape and its constant, colorful evolution. Barcelona has its own peculiar Algeria, steeped in history, where freedom of appearance is just as important as tradition. There are two major arts festivals throughout the year, one in the summer its called as the Grec and one in the autumn its called as La Merce, and there are concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time in the city. There are many tourist attractions and beaches. The city during the entertainment and fun in Barcelona infrequently ceases and if you leave in the evening, you're very likely to spend an entire night out. The city offers a feast of sculptures, paintings, mosaics, extraordinary architecture and fashion. It is here that one would most likely find the highest density of 20th Century iconic art, as well as museums committed to Picasso, Miro, Tapies and Dali. The city's more historically wealthy part of town is the sunbathed harbor, which is conquered by marinas, promenades and the scenic Via Olympica. Barcelona has been partial by two significant factors in its timeline the regeneration of its city spaces by the architect Antoni Gaudi and the hosting of the Olympic Games in 1992, both of which wrought its popularity. The city has a long sporting tradition and hosted the extremely victorious 1992 Summer Olympics as well as several matches during the 1982 FIFA World Cup.

Barcelona Demographics
Barcelona total population - 46,525,000
Barcelona male population - 16,852,000
Barcelona female population - 23,310,000

Barcelona Metropolitan areas
Madrid, Barcelona - 5,603,000 Population
Barcelona, Barcelona - 4,667,000 Population
Valencia, Barcelona - 1,671,000 Population
Seville, Barcelona - 1,500,000 Population
Bilbao, Barcelona - 951,000 Population
Malaga, Barcelona - 898,000 Population
Asturias (Gijon-Oviedo-Aviles), Barcelona - 857,000 Population
Alicante-Elche, Barcelona - 748,000 Population
Zaragoza, Barcelona - 732,000 Population
Vigo, Barcelona - 662,000 Population
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Barcelona - 617,000 Population
Bahia de Cadiz (Cadiz-Jerez de la Frontera), Barcelona - 615,000 Population
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Barcelona - 574,000 Population
Murcia, Barcelona - 563,000 Population
Palma, Barcelona - 474,000 Population
Granada, Barcelona - 473,000 Population
San Sebastian, Barcelona - 402,000 Population
Tarragona, Barcelona - 406,000 Population
A Coruna, Barcelona - 403,000 Population
Valladolid, Barcelona - 400,000 Population
Santander-Torrelavega, Barcelona - 391,000 Population
Cordoba, Barcelona - 324,000 Population
Pamplona, Barcelona - 310,000 Population

Barcelona Islands
Tenerife, Barcelona - 886,000 Population
Majorca, Barcelona - 846,000 Population
Gran Canaria, Barcelona - 830,000 Population
Lanzarote, Barcelona - 132,000 Population
Ibiza, Barcelona - 114,000 Population
Fuerteventura, Barcelona - 94,000 Population
Minorca, Barcelona - 87,000 Population
La Palma, Barcelona - 86,000 Population
La Gomera, Barcelona - 22,000 Population
El Hierro, Barcelona - 11,000 Population
Formentera, Barcelona - 7,960 Population
Arousa, Barcelona - 4,900 Population
La Graciosa, Barcelona - 660 Population
Tabarca, Barcelona - 110 Population
Ons, Barcelona - 60 Population

Barcelona Education
Education of Barcelona is high developed and it has public universities. Barcelona is also home to the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and the newer Pompeu Fabra University, in the private sector the IESE Business School, as well as the major private educational organization, the Ramon Llull University, which includes internationally-prestigious schools and institutes such as the ESADE Business School. These universities are teach their classes in Catalan and Spanish, the linguistic emphasis based on the faculty and course, and while the more popular subjects tend to have a language option this is not always the case. There are a huge range of Masters Courses offered too, many of which are in English. The city is home to many public, private and Roman Catholic schools.

Barcelona Symbols
Barcelona Nicknames - Ciudad Condal, Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts), Barna, BCN
Barcelona National Anthem - Viva Espana!

Barcelona Flag

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Barcelona History
The city of Barcelona approximately present-day it was positively occupied prior to the advent of the Romans in Catalonia in 218 BC. Barcelona was a prosperous city already in Roman times, then called Barcino, from where later Christianity would increase over the north of Barcelona. After firing Rome in 410 AD, the Germanic Visigoths swept into Spain, renaming the city Barcinona and making it their capital between 531 and 554 until they enthused to Toledo. The Visigoth monarchy came to an end in 711 with the Moorish bother from Africa and Catalunya was briefly overrun until occupied away from the Pyrenees by the Franks in 732. Charlemagne's knights lacking in after them and installed themselves at the head of the border counties to guard the southern flank of his empire. One of these feudal lords, Guifre el Pilos, became the Count of Barcelona in 878 and established dynasty that lasted for almost 500 years. Though the rest of Spain continued Moorish, Barcelona and the rest of Catalunya engaged its links to the rest of Europe. Catalunya's flag of four red stripes on a gold background represent his four bloody fingers drawn across his protect. Following Louis V refused to help force away Moorish raiders in 988, the counts of Barcelona confirmed their independence from the Franks. On the 16th century which was a golden age for Spain, saw Barcelona's power refuse further and finally Madrid, a formerly trivial city in the center on the country was made the capital. Now the city becomes a developed region in Spain. Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games in 1992, which helped renew the city.

Barcelona Tourism
The city of Barcelona is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Spain. There are number of diversity of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture, Dali, Gaudi, Miro, Picasso. The city has the standing of being the most international, modern and avant-garde city in Spain and it has rehabilitated for the 1992 Olympic Games. The city's nature, climate and history, the charming of its ports and firm villages have been enough to have a worldwide status.

Barcelona Transportation
Barcelona is operated by El Part Airport. It is located on the center of the city. The airport largely managed domestic and European destinations, but some airlines offer destinations in Latin America, Asia and the United States. The city of Barcelona operated by an inclusive local public transport network that as well as a metro, a bus network, two divide modern tram networks, a separate historic tram line, and a number of funiculars and aerial cable cars. It is a major center for RENFE, the Spanish state railway system, and its main intercity train station is Barcelona-Sants station.

Barcelona Universities
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Cerdanyola, Catalonia, Spain - 51,000 Students
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - 40,000 Students
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain - 91,000 Students
Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - 47.000 Students
Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain - 17,000 Students

Barcelona Religions
Barcelona Catholics Population is 70%
Barcelona other faith population is 10%
Barcelona no religion population is 20%

Barcelona Government
The city of Barcelona is governed by a city council it is established by 41 city councilors, they are all voted for a four-year term by universal suffrage. Barcelona's city council is controlled in two levels they are one is a political, with elected city councilors, and one executive, which administrates the programs and executes the decisions taken on the political level. The city of Barcelona's council has authority in the fields of city planning, transportation, municipal taxes, public highways security through the Guardia Urbana, city protection, gardens, parks and environment, facilities, culture, sports, youth and social welfare.

Barcelona Economy
The city of Barcelona is foremost center of industry, both heavy like iron, steel, copper and light particularly textiles in Spain. Spanish publishing houses are determined there. It is the capital of the independent region of Catalonia accounts for more than a quarter of Spain's GDP. The Barcelona's economy is mainly depended in the motor vehicle industry, electrical engineering, publishing, agriculture, wine production and consumer goods. It's one of the major economic features is the high qualified weight of its industrial base, which very much exceeds the average of other European metropolitan areas. The development of the economy has been the driving force following Barcelona's physical development and the region reimbursement from a large local market of some four million people.

Barcelona Geography
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. It is situated on a hill that has a width of 5 km on the Collserola mountain range. The Collserola Mountain sort atmosphere the city and forms a nice backdrop. The zenith of this mountain range is mount Tibidabo that is 512 m high. The city is home to full of small hills that beautify the landscape. There are many spectacular and unspoiled Natural Parks in Barcelona. Barcelona has a Mediterranean weather with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. Barcelona Field Studies Centre offers completely inclusive Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental and Tourism field study programs to U.K. and International schools and colleges during the year in an exceptional geographical environment.

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3/28/2012 jamieWrite Comment
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
The film Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen premiered in 2008. Although the film is not typical of Barcelona lifestyles it does show off the citys beauty and landmarks.
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