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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. With over 1,600,000 inhabitants, its surrounding area (a group of 36 towns referred to together as the Metropolitan Area) combine 5 million inhabitants, 60% of the Catalonia region and 10% of the Spanish population.

With 2,000 years of history, the city is a living museum in terms of architecture, art and
culture, but that does not stop it from looking to the future, as the site of leading international congresses, a design capital, an organiser of sporting events, etc.

STUDY IN  BCN

BARCELONA HAS ONE OF THE LARGEST UNIVERSITY COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE
With approximately 200,000 students, Barcelona has become one of the preferred destinations of students around the world for higher education and is home to over 20,000 international students.

Students who come to Barcelona find quality public and private universities as well as enjoy their time in a city of the Mediterranean Sea. Coming to Barcelona is much more than going to classes; it’s discovering its culture, Modernist architecture, and learning the customs of its locals.

BUSINESS IN BARCELONA

KEY FIGURES

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460,000

Businesses

Number of businesses in the province of Barcelona: over 460,000 (14% of the Spanish total)

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Over 7 million

Tourists Annually

Number of tourists annually: over 7 million (7.67 million in 2017)

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70 Trade Shows

Every Year

– Fira de Barcelona (trade show organisation) organises 70 trade shows per year that bring together over 30,000 companies and convene 2.5 million visitors

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1st City

In The World

1st City in the world in number of international congresses and participants

With a longstanding industrial tradition and a dense business culture, Barcelona has a highly diverse economic structure.
The most traditional industries coexist with new emerging industries, thus enabling the creation of new knowledge clusters that prioritise specialisation and competitiveness, are focused on internationalisation and contribute to the city’s dynamic, innovative economy.
The fact that Barcelona was named Mobile World Capital until 2018 and the project Barcelona Smart City are proof of this coexistence.

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