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Key Facts & Information
- Barcelona was the capital of the Republic of Spain from November 1937 to January 1939 during the Spanish Civil War. Barcelona and Madrid were both under republic rule at the time.
- The name Barcelona derives from the ancient Iberian Barkeno, attested in an ancient coin inscription found on the right side of the coin in Iberian script as Barkeno in Levantine Iberian script as.
- Hans Christian Andersen described the city as the “Paris of Spain” on his visit on 1862. It is a major cultural center with a rich history.
- A standard Barcelona abbreviation is ‘BCN’, which is also the Barcelona-El Prat Airport IATA airport code.
- Some remaining parts of the Roman walls were found in the cathedral.
- The cathedral, formally known as the Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Barcelona, is also also called La Seu, which simply means Catalan cathedral. It is said it was created in the year 343.
- The city was conquered in the early 5th century by the Visigoths, becoming the capital of all Hispania for a few years. It was conquered in 801 by Charlemagne’s son Louis, who made Barcelona the capital of the Carolingian “Hispanic March” (Marca Hispanica), a buffer zone controlled by the count of Barcelona, after being defeated by the Arabs in the early 8th century.
- The marriage of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile in 1469 united the two royal lines.
- Madrid became the center of political power when America’s conquest diminished the financial importance of Mediterranean commerce (at least in relative terms).
- The region, and Catalonia in general, were resolutely Republican during the Spanish Civil War. The CNT and UGT unions “collectivized” other businesses and public institutions. Most of the city fell under the strong rule of anarchist parties when the influence of the Republican government and the Generalitat decreased. After the street fighting at the Barcelona May Days, the anarchists lost control of the city to their own allies, the Communists, and official government forces.
- In 1992, Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympics.
- The death of Franco in 1975 brought about a period of democratisation all over Spain.
- The population of Barcelona as of 2020 is projected at 5,585,556. In 1950, it was 1,809,390. Since 2015, the population of Barcelona has risen by 308,637, reflecting an average increase of 1.1%. These figures and forecasts of the population come from the current appraisal of the UN World Outlook for Urbanisation.
- Sixty-two percent (62%) of Barcelona’s inhabitants were born in Catalonia, while nearly 24% were born in other parts of Spain.
- More than 17% of people come from other continents, a figure that has risen significantly from less than 4% in 2001. Many of them come from India, Argentina, China, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Morocco. Barcelona is home to the largest Jewish population in Spain, with around 3,500 Jews.
- Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, on a plain about 5 km (3 mi) long, surrounded by the Collserola mountain range, the river Llobregat to the southwest and the river Besòs to the north.
- This plain covers an area of 170 km2 (66 sq mi), of which the town itself occupies 101 km2 (39.0 sq mi). It is 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the Pyrenees and the Catalan border with France.
- The town is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adrià de Besòs; to the east by the Mediterranean sea; to the south by El Prat de Llobregat and L’Hospitalet de Llobregat; and to the west by Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Sant Just Desvern, Esplugues de Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, and Montcada I Reixac. In the northwest, the municipality includes two small lightly populated exclaves.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Barcelona across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Barcelona worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, which is the largest city on the Mediterranean coast. The population of as of 2020 is estimated at 5,586,000, a 0.81% increase from 2019.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Barcelona Facts
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- Red and Yellow
- Spain’s Native Animals
- Flash News
- Fun Fact
- Traffic in Barcelona
- 1992 Summer Olympics
- Famous Cathedral
- Best Known For
- Jumble Bee
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