Barcelona - a city in Spain, capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia and the province of the same name. Port on the Mediterranean Sea, 120 km from the French border. The largest industrial and commercial center of Spain. One of the most important tourist destinations in the European routes. Barcelona Population - 1,615,908 people. It is the second city in Spain by population after Madrid and the tenth in the European Union. In the suburbs, the city is home to 3.2 million. Barcelona has almost 5 million inhabitants. In 1992, Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympic Games. In 2004, Barcelona held the World Cultural Forum 2004. In March 2010, Barcelona became the capital of the Mediterranean Union, which includes 43 countries. In 2013, Barcelona held the world championship in water sports.