City Facts

City Population: 1,6 mio.
City Area: 102 km²
Metropolitan Area Population: 4,8 mio.
Metropolitan Area: 2500 km²
City GDP: 67.000
(in million €)
GDP per inhabitant: 42,2
(in thousands per inhabitant)
Annual Budget: €2 billion (OP13: current expenditures, standardised financial report figures 2015)
Main business sectors by gross added value: Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles; Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities; Accommodation and Food Service Activities

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and designated European capital of innovation for 2014, has more than 1,6 mio. inhabitants and is at the heart of a metropolitan area extending to 2.500km², with close to 5mio. inhabitants, representing 63.4% and 10.2% of the Catalan and Spanish population respectively.

In southern Europe the most significant megaregion, or polycentric groups of cities, is the Barcelona-Lyon corridor, which encompasses 25 million inhabitants and a production of around €1.000 billion, putting it in 16th and 11th position in the world for population and wealth respectively.

The diverse, intercultural and cosmopolitan spirit of Barcelona is shown by the fact that more than 17% of the city’s residents are foreigners.

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Barcelona budget 2017

Submitted by: Barcelona Download 20/Jul/2017

Barcelona budget 2016

Submitted by: Barcelona Download 20/Jul/2017

Budget 2015 of the Barcelona City Council

Submitted by: Barcelona Download 10/Nov/2014

Barcelona Data Sheet 2013

Submitted by: Barcelona Download 14/Oct/2014

Barcelona budget 2014

Submitted by: Barcelona Download 01/Oct/2014