Record ID: 117

Site Name

Barcelona

Type

Seaport - European

Description

city (1990 1,707,286; metropolitan area 4,040,000), (cap.) Barcelona prov. and chief city of Catalonia, NE Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea; 41�23'N 02�11'E. Situated on a plain bet. the Llobregat and Bes�s rivers and lying bet. mts. and the sea, Barcelona is the 2d-largest city of Spain, its largest port, and its chief commercial and industrial center� Barcelona vastly expanded both its Mediterranean trade, becoming a rival of Genoa and Venice�