- 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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Examples from the Web for catalonia
“A referendum on self-determination is necessary to reset the relationship between Catalonia and Spain,” according to the site.Europe’s Secession Panic
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 18, 2014
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
April 6, 2014
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
August 19, 2012
The siege of Saragossa was abandoned, and Duhesme evacuated Catalonia.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
She would have lost Catalonia but for the English and Dutch fleets.
The French gained some advantages in Catalonia and in Piedmont.
Her curiosity was chiefly for detailed accounts of Catalonia and the Pyrenees.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
In Catalonia the French could hardly maintain the footing they had gained.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.
- 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)