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Barcelona in figures

Some facts and figures about Barcelona

Population: 1.61 million. In the catchment area of the city live about 3.24 million people (2017).

City area: 102.15 km²

Population density: approx. 15,748 inhabitants / km². The city district with the largest area (21.50 km²) is Sants-Montjuïc, the district with the largest population is Eixample with 263,000 inhabitants.

Number of visitors in 2016: 7.48 Mio. This is an increase of 135% compared with 2000. 1.6 visitors came from abroad and 1.6 million from Spain.

Expenditure per capita per day by nation (2016):

  • Chineese € 322
  • Swedish € 185
  • Russian 166
  • Austria € 145
  • Netherlands € 136
  • German € 124
  • Italian € 119
  • Swiss € 110

Height (City Hall): 13 m

Languages: Catalan (català) and Castilian (castellano)
95% of the residents understand Catalan and 75% speak the language actively.

Number of banks: 1086 (in 2016)

Private water consumption: 63 million m³ (2016) and 71 million m³ (2005)

Gross domestic product: € 76.6 billion EUR (2016)

Hotels: 381 (2016)
Nights: 19.6 million (2016)

Passengers airport Barcelona: 44.2 million
Passengers airport Girona: 1.8 million
Passengers airport Reus: 0.7 million

Passengers harbour (all): 2,58 million (2016)
Cruise ships: 758 (2016)

The Barcelona harbour has the most passengers in Europe and ranks fourth in world (2014).

Arrival: 76% of visitors arrive by plan, by train 11%, 6.2% by car and 3.7% by bus.

Restaurants: 45.4 % of visits were in traditional restaurants, 8 % in restaurants with an international cuisine, and 15.8 % in bars and cafes (2015).
Ranking of the world's best restaurants: 5th place (source: 2009 Anholt-Gfk Roper City Brands Index).

Visitors of fairs: 1,83 million with 64 fairs (2016)

Number of museums: 66
Parks and garden: 69

Payment: 24.30% of all payments made by credit card.

Number of stores: about 35,000

Beach Length: 4.2 km sandy beach

Modernisme: more than 2,000 buildings of the Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) are registered in Catalonia.

State of the figures: 2016, unless otherwise indicated




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