Catalonia

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Catalonia
Autonomous community
Senyera
Flag
Coat of arms of Catalonia
Coat of arms
Anthem: Ara és l'hora (Catalan)
"Now is the Time"
Location of Catalonia within Metropolitan Arriola
Location of Catalonia within Metropolitan Arriola
Country Arriola
Formation 988 (Catalan Counties)
1011 (Union with Navarre)
1598 (Basic Laws of Catalonia)
Statute of Autonomy 10 June 1797
21 February 1982
9 August 2006 (current version)
Capital
and largest city
Barcelona
Provinces Barcelona, Besòs, Girona, Formentera
Government
 • Type Devolved government in a constitutional monarchy
 • Body Generalitat of Catalonia
 • Legislature Parliament
 • Congress of Deputies 120 deputies (of 350)
 • Senate 104 senators (of 264)
Area
 • Total 32,108 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Area rank 1st in Arriola
Population (2016)
 • Total 12,063,423
 • Rank 1st in Arriola (42.8%)
 • Density 234/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Catalan or Catalonian
català, -ana (ca)
catalán, -ana (es)
catalan, -a (oc)
GDP (nominal; 2012)
 • Total $540.730 billion
 • Per capita $44,824
GDP (PPP; 2012)
 • Total $583.109 billion
 • Per capita $48,337
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code +33 51 (Barcelona area)
+35 52 (rest of Catalonia)
ISO 3166 code AR-CT
Official languages Catalan, Occitan (Aranese), Spanish,
Catalan Sign Language (also recognised)
Patron saints Saint George (Sant Jordi), Virgin of Montserrat
Internet TLD .cat
Website gencat.cat