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Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain, designated a "nationality" by its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia comprises four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, and the centre of one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, and it comprises most of the territory of the former Principality of Catalonia, with the remainder now part of France. Catalonia is bordered by France and Andorra to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, and the Spanish regions of Aragon and the Valencian Community to west and south respectively. The official languages are Catalan, Spanish and Aranese.


  1. "Catalonia" is a book by Michael Eaude.
    • also known as "Catalonia: a cultural history"
  2. "Catalonia" is a book by Kathryn Crameri.
    • also known as "Catalonia: national identity and cultural policy, 1980-2003"


Catalonia a.k.a. HSC Express: Express is a 91-metre wave piercing catamaran built by International Catamarans, and operated by P&O Ferries between Northern Ireland and Scotland. During her delivery voyage on 9 June 1998, she set the record for the fastest Atlantic Eastbound Record, previously held by another Incat craft Hoverspeed Great Britain, making the 3,125 mi run from Manhattan to Tarifa, Spain in 3 days 7 hours 54 minutes, traveling at an average speed of 38.877 knots.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Catalonia

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Google previewVisions of Sovereignty (2014)

Nationalism and Accommodation in Multinational Democracies by Jaime Lluch

Affirming Catalonia Is a Nation One hundred percent of the UDC militants identified Catalonia as a nation. One explained, ''Catalonia is a nation because there exists a collective conscience of a people, with the will to be and to endure ...

Google previewOfficial Report of Debates (1990)

by Council of Europe, Council of Europe. Consultative Assembly

Catalonia is an area of Spain which is notable for its development and its innovative efforts. Modern peoples are not...

Catalonia is a rich country, not from the point of view of material resources but from that of artistic creation. It wishes to show ...

Google previewNations against the State (1996)

The New Politics of Nationalism in Quebec, Catalonia and Scotland by M. Keating

Catalonia is a border region, with strong links to France, and a Mediterranean region.Whileinterdependence in Europe has increased sharply, it has not doneas wellinworld markets.Thereisnevertheless an almost missionary commitmentin the ...

Google previewFear and Loathing in La Liga (2014)

Barcelona, Real Madrid, and the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry by Sid Lowe

Bobby Robson once claimed: “Catalonia is a country and Barcelona is its army.” The message is delivered early: A children's history of Barcelona, complete with a prologue from president Rosell, has an explicitly political narrative. Cartoon ...

Google previewPrecision Agriculture '13 (2013)

by John V. Stafford

Catalonia is a modern, diverse region (one of Spain's 17 autonomous communities) with its own identity, characterized by a rich history, culture, language and traditions. The University of Lleida ( has its roots in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Spain (2009)

by Angel Smith

outside Catalonia identifying the language with social advancement. This has led Spanish nationalists to claim that the Castilian language is now under threat in Catalonia. This is a view held, above all, by the Partido Popular, and, within ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

CATALONIA, a mountainous province on the north-east of Spain, bounded on the north by the Pyrenees, on the east by the Mediter- ruean, on the south by Valencia, and on the »est by Arragon. It is about forty-four leagues long, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement (1996)

by John E. Findling, Kimberly D. Pelle

Catalonia is an autonomous region with a distinct culture and language, and its officials wanted the Games to be Catalan,

Catalonia formed its own Olympic committee, but the IOC denied its request to field a team separate from Spain's.

Google previewThe Jewish Encyclopedia (1907)

A Descriptive Record of the History, Religion, Literature, and Customs of the Jewish People from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Cyrus Adler, Isidore Singer

CATALONIA: Duchy of Aragon in the northwest of Spain. Jews settled in Catalonia (which included originally the county of Barcelona: the following cities of Tarragona, viz., Ciudad de los Judios, Vich, Manresa, Gerona, Bcsalu, Peralcda.

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

CATALONIA, a mountainous province ...

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