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Full nameCatalonia
Native name   
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
AnthemEls Segadors
TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
BodyGeneralitat de Catalunya
PresidentArtur Mas
Total Area12396 sq mi (32114 km2)
Area rank6th (6.3% of Spain)
Total Population7535251 (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. rank2nd (16% of Spain)
català (m), catalana (f)
catalán (m), catalana (f)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2CT
Area code+34 97- (Catalonia)
+34 93 (Barcelona)
Official languagesCatalan, Aranese (Occitan) and Spanish
Statute of Autonomy9 August 2006
Patron saintSaint George (Sant Jordi)
Parliament135 deputies
Congress47 deputies (out of 350)
Senate16 senators (out of 264)

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Catalonia ( , -cakətəˈɫuɲəIPA or -cakataˈluɲa; , -eskataˈluɲaIPA; , -ockataˈluɲɔIPA) is an autonomous community in northeastern Spain, with the constitutional status of a nationality within Spain. Catalonia comprises four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona. Its capital and largest city is Barcelona. Catalonia covers an area of 32,114 km2 and has an official population of 7,535,251. It borders France and Andorra to the north, Aragon to the west, the Valencian Community to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the east (580 km coastline). The official languages are Catalan, Spanish and Aranese (Occitan).

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