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/.
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How to use Catalonia in a sentence
“A referendum on self-determination is necessary to reset the relationship between Catalonia and Spain,” according to the site.
Better for Russia to annex Venice, Catalonia or Alaska (all of which have well-publicized if improbable secessionist movements).Just Joking? Bugged Russian Ambassadors Want to Annex Alaska and Miami | Anna Nemtsova | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There have been fitful mutterings about Catalonia, the region of Spain where Barcelona is, seceding from Spain.
It is, however, good for the coalition partners in Catalonia, who have shrewdly set a far-away date for the referendum.
Others have also found exaggerations in Homage to Catalonia.Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth | Jimmy So | August 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hastalrick, in Catalonia, evacuated for want of provisions; the garrison cut their way through the French troops.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
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.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
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
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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