Barcelona , Spanish: is a city in Spain. It is the capital and biggest city of Catalonia, and additionally the second most crowded district of Spain. With a populace of 1.6 million inside city constrains, its urban region reaches out to various neighboring regions inside the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million individuals, making it the 6th most crowded urban zone in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr territory and Milan.It is the biggest city on the Mediterranean Sea, situated on the drift between the mouths of the streams Llobregat and Besòs, and limited toward the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain go, the tallest pinnacle of which is 512 meters (1,680 feet) high.

History of Barcelona

Established as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona turned into the capital of the County of Barcelona. In the wake of converging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona kept on being a vital city in the Crown of Aragon as a financial and regulatory focal point of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich social legacy and is today an imperative social focus and a noteworthy vacationer goal. Especially eminent are the building works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech I Montaner, which have been assigned UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The base camp of the Union for the Mediterranean is situated in Barcelona. The city is known for facilitating the 1992 Summer Olympics and in addition world-class meetings and compositions and furthermore numerous worldwide game competitions.

Fourth most financially intense city by GDP in the European Union

Barcelona is one of the world’s driving traveler, financial, exchange reasonable and social focuses, and its impact in trade, training, stimulation, media, design, science, and expressions of the human experience all add to its status as one of the world’s major worldwide urban communities. It is a noteworthy social and monetary focus in southwestern Europe, 24th on the planet (before Zürich, after Frankfurt) and a money related focus. In 2008 it was the fourth most financially intense city by GDP in the European Union and 35th on the planet with GDP adding up to €177 billion. In 2012 Barcelona had a GDP of $170 billion; and it was driving Spain in work rate at that time.

Barcelona best city for business in Europe

In 2009 the city was positioned Europe’s third and one of the world’s best as a city brand.In that year the city was positioned Europe’s fourth best city for business and speediest enhancing European city, with development enhanced by 17% every year, and the city has been encountering solid and recharged development for as far back as three years. Since 2011 Barcelona has been a main savvy city in Europe.Barcelona is a vehicle center point, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe’s chief seaports and busiest European traveler port, a worldwide airplane terminal, Barcelona– El Prat Airport, which handles more than 40 million travelers for each year,an broad motorway organize, and a rapid rail line with a connection to France and whatever is left of Europe.


The name Barcelona comes from the old Iberian Barkeno, validated in an antiquated coin engraving found on the correct side of the coin in Iberian script as , in ancient Greek sources as Βαρκινών, Barkinṓn; and in Latin as Barcino,Barcilonum and Barcenona.

Some more established sources propose that the city may have been named after the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, who should have established the city in the third century BC, but there is no confirmation that Barcelona was ever a Carthaginian settlement, or that its name in antiquity, Barcino, had any association with the Barcidfamily of Hamilcar. During the Middle Ages, the city was differently known as Barchinona, Barçalona, Barchelonaa, and Barchenona.

Universally, Barcelona’s name is wrongly shortened to ‘Barça’. Be that as it may, this name alludes just to FC Barcelona, the football club. The basic abridged frame utilized by local people is Barna.

Another basic shortening is ‘BCN’, which is additionally the IATA air terminal code of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport.

The city is additionally alluded to as the Ciutat Comtal in Catalan, and Ciudad Condal in Spanish, inferable from its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona