Europe

Catalonia profile

  • 16 November 2012
  • From the section Europe
Support for football giant FC Barcelona is closely linked to Catalan national identity
  • Territory: Catalonia
  • Status: Autonomous community within Spain
  • Population: 7.5 million
  • Capital: Barcelona
  • Area: 32,114 sq km (12,399 sq mi)
  • Major languages: Catalan, Spanish (Castilian)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Euro
  • Resources: Manufacturing, tourism