Where is Catalonia

Where is Catalonia
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Catalan Independence Referendum Updates

Puigdemont can be jailed, warns Spanish government

Oct 30, 2017: The government of Spain has warned that Carles Puigdemont, the president of Catalonia, can be jailed in the next two months. The warning, which came on Sunday following a huge rally in Barcelona for Spanish unity. Know More...

01:12 AM, October 30, 2017 (PST)

Spain Takes Charge of Catalonia

oct 28, 2017: Following the developments in Catalonia, the government of Spain has taken charge of the region's government. According to media reports, Catalonia has been stripped of its autonomy. Know More...

01:25 AM, October 28, 2017 (PST)

Catalan independence declaration suspended to allow time for talks with Spanish government
Oct 11, 2017: Following a disputed independence referendum from Spain, the President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, along with other regional leaders, has signed a declaration of independence. Know More...

11:17 PM, October 10, 2017 (PST)

Catalonia President preparing to address a session that may declare independence from Spain

Oct 10, 2017: Carles Puigdemont, the President of Catalonia, is preparing to address a session which may declare independence from Spain. Know More...

08:46 PM, October 10, 2017 (PST)

Catalonia referendum: Anti-independence rally held in Barcelona

Oct 9, 2017: An anti-independence rally was held in Barcelona on Sunday. Know More...

Spanish court suspends meeting of Catalonia's regional parliament

Oct 6, 2017: In an effort to stop Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia, from declaring independence, the highest court of Spain has suspended a meeting of the regional parliament of Catalonia. Know More...

11:06 PM, October 08, 2017 (PST)

Where is Catalonia?

Catalonia, which is located in the Iberian Peninsula, is an autonomous community of Spain. Covering a total area of 12,397 square miles, Catalonia comprises four provinces: Barcelona, Lleida, Tarragona, and Girona. Barcelona, which is the capital of the province of the same name, is the second most populated municipality in Spain. As of 2016, Catalonia had a population of 7,522,596 inhabitants. Catalonia shares its domestic borders with the Spanish autonomous communities of Valencia and Aragon and international borders with France and Andorra. The official languages of Catalonia are Spanish, Catalan, and Aranese dialect of Occitan.

2017 Catalan Referendum

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On October 1, 2017, the Government of Catalonia organized a referendum on the independence of the region. The referendum witnessed violence as the Spanish police attacked the voters in a bid to prevent them from voting in the referendum. 893 civilians and 431 agents of the Nacional Police and the Guardia Civil were injured in the violence. The referendum witnessed a turnout of 42.3 percent with around 2.26 million people casting their votes out of an estimated 5,34 million voters. According to reports, 90 percent of the voters voted in favor of Catalonia's independence from Spain.

Facts about Catalonia
Country Spain
Type Devolved government in a constitutional monarchy
Body Generalitat of Catalonia
President Carles Puigdemont (JxS?)
Legislature Parliament
Deputies 135 deputies
Formation 988 (Catalan Counties)
1137 (Union with Aragon)
1283 (Catalan constitutions)
1516 (Dynastic union with Castile under Charles V)
1716 (Nueva Planta decrees abolishes Catalan institutions)
Statute of Autonomy 9 September 1932
18 September 1979
9 August 2006 (current version)
Capital Barcelona
and largest city 41?23'N 2?11'E
Provinces Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona
Cortes Generales
Congress of Deputies 47 deputies (of 350)
Senate 16 senators (of 264)
Total 32,108 km2 (12,397 sq mi)
Area rank 6th in Spain
Population (2016)
Total 7522596
Rank 2nd in Spain (16%)
Density 234/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Catalan
catala, -ana (ca)
catalan, -ana (es)
catalan, -a (oc)
GDP (nominal; 2012)
Total $255.204 billion
Per capita $33,580
GDP (PPP; 2012)
Total $336.162 billion
Per capita $43,837
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code +34 93 (Barcelona area)
+34 97- (rest of Catalonia)
ISO 3166 code ES-CT
Official languages Catalan, Occitan (Aranese), Spanish
Catalan Sign Language (also recognised)

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