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Definitions for Barcelona
ˌbær səˈloʊ nəbarcelon·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barcelonanoun

    a city in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean; 2nd largest Spanish city and the largest port and commercial center; has been a center for radical political beliefs

Wiktionary

  1. Barcelonanoun

    The capital city of Catalonia (Spain).

Wikipedia

  1. Barcelona

    Barcelona ( BAR-sə-LOH-nə, Catalan: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona]) is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After joining with the Kingdom of Aragon to form the confederation of the Crown of Aragon, Barcelona, which continued to be the capital of the Principality of Catalonia, became the most important city in the Crown of Aragon and the main economic and administrative centre of the Crown, only to be overtaken by Valencia, wrested from Arab domination by the Catalans, shortly before the dynastic union between the Crown of Castile and the Crown of Aragon in 1492. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is home to two of the most prestigious universities in Spain: the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments. Barcelona is a major cultural, economic, and financial centre in southwestern Europe, as well as the main biotech hub in Spain. As a leading world city, Barcelona's influence in global socio-economic affairs qualifies it for global city status (Beta +).Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.

ChatGPT

  1. Barcelona

    Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city located in the Catalonia region of Spain. It serves as the capital and largest city of Catalonia, and is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, vibrant culture, and picturesque location along the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is renowned for its unique blend of Gothic and modernist architecture, exemplified by the famous works of Antoni Gaudí. The city is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year who come to explore its iconic landmarks, museums, beaches, and enjoy its thriving culinary and nightlife scene.

Wikidata

  1. Barcelona

    Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,620,943 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km². The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.5 million within an area of 803 km², being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, the Ruhr, Madrid and Milan. About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. barcelona

    An ancient maritime city in Northeastern Spain, said to have been rebuilt by Hamilcar Barca, father of the great Hannibal, about 233 B.C. The city has suffered much by war. The siege by the French, in 1694, was relieved by the approach of the English fleet commanded by Admiral Russell; but the city was taken by the Earl of Peterborough in 1706; bombarded and taken by the Duke of Berwick and the French in 1714; taken by Napoleon in 1808, and retained till 1814. It revolted against the queen in 1841, and was bombarded and taken in December, 1842, by Espartero.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Barcelona

    Anciently Barcino, after Hamilcar Barca, the father of Hannibal, who refounded the city.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BARCELONA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Barcelona is ranked #22481 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Barcelona surname appeared 1,144 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Barcelona.

    45.9% or 526 total occurrences were White.
    29.2% or 334 total occurrences were Asian.
    18.2% or 209 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.5% or 64 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barcelona in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barcelona in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Barcelona in a Sentence

  1. Narinder Nayar:

    We should be looking towards the examples of New York, London, Sydney...Barcelona as well, to see what can be done with our former industrial areas on the waterfront.

  2. Juvencio Maeztu:

    In New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, we will see more of these mid-sized stores in the future, in the next 20 years, more people will live in cities and own fewer cars and share more.

  3. Shelly Tygielski:

    Within the first 24 hours I received an email offering to start a Pandemic of Love community for San Francisco, and within two to three days I got messages to create communities in Portugal and Barcelona, and now I get at least 20 emails a day from folks who want to create micro-communities from all over the world.

  4. Catalunya Radio journalist Ernest Macia:

    I don't see them winning many more titles, in Europe they have big competitors, in La Liga they have Barcelona which is very well settled. It will come down to how Real Madrid grows this project.Real Real Madrid will be without Eden Hazard for the first La Liga match of the season. {.

  5. Midfielder Andres Iniesta:

    It would be very special to win the Clasico in tribute to Cruyff, although the best tribute is what he has given everyone, especially Barcelona fans, but the whole soccer world too.

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