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Barcelona

[ bahr-suh-loh-nuh; Spanish bahr-the-law-nah ]
/ ˌbɑr səˈloʊ nə; Spanish ˌbɑr θɛˈlɔ nɑ /
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noun

a seaport in northeastern Spain, on the Mediterranean.

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British Dictionary definitions for Barcelona

Barcelona
/ (ˌbɑːsɪˈləʊnə) /

noun

the chief port of Spain, on the NE Mediterranean coast: seat of the Republican government during the Civil War (1936–39); the commercial capital of Spain. Pop: 1 582 738 (2003 est)Ancient name: Barcino (bɑːˈsiːnəʊ)
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Cultural definitions for Barcelona

Barcelona

City in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea; the second-largest city of Spain, after Madrid, its largest port, and its chief industrial and commercial center.

notes for Barcelona

Capital of the region of Catalonia, and long a stronghold of movements for Catalan independence, Barcelona has also been a center for radical political beliefs, including anarchism and socialism.

notes for Barcelona

Barcelona hosted the 1992 summer Olympic Games.
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