What does Barcelona mean?

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ˌbær səˈloʊ nəBarcelona

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barcelona(noun)

    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


  1. Barcelona(ProperNoun)

    The capital city of Catalonia (Spain).


  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.

How to pronounce Barcelona?

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    US English

How to say Barcelona in sign language?

  1. barcelona


  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. An Airbnb spokesman:

    Barcelona should be introducing smart policies to support local residents - not acting against them.

  2. Mikael Silvestre:

    Barcelona -- except' God'( Lionel Messi) -- is a team that you can stop over two games, i think Manchester United can stop Barcelona and progress.

  3. 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.

  4. Ada Colau:

    They say they want change but their candidate to the town hall elections in Barcelona is a former member of parliament for the PP who has been engaged in politics for decades.

  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.

Images & Illustrations of Barcelona

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