[ kat-l-oh-nee-uh, -ohn-yuh ]

  1. a region in NE Spain, bordering on France and the Mediterranean: formerly a province.

  • Spanish Ca·ta·lu·ña [kah-tah-loo-nyah]. /ˌkɑ tɑˈlu nyɑ/.

Words Nearby Catalonia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Catalonia in a sentence

  • Hastalrick, in Catalonia, evacuated for want of provisions; the garrison cut their way through the French troops.

  • From this time onwards Aragon became the base from which was organised the conquest of Catalonia and Valencia.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • Suchet's conquest of Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia was marked by a succession of brilliant sieges.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • In Aragon and Catalonia the Carlists are the dominating faction, and are making themselves troublesome.

  • It was while in England that the first signs of discontent in Catalonia began to manifest themselves.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

British Dictionary definitions for Catalonia


/ (ˌkætəˈləʊnɪə) /

  1. a region of NE Spain, with a strong separatist tradition: became an autonomous region with its own parliament in 1979; an important agricultural and industrial region, with many resorts. Pop: 7 012 600 (2003 est). Area: 31 929 sq km (12 328 sq miles): Catalan name: Catalunya (ˌkatəˈluːnɪə) Spanish name: Cataluña (kataˈluɲa)

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