The Full Wiki

Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona: Wikis

Advertisements

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Union of Municipalities
Transport Body
Environmental Body
Location within the Urban Region

The Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), often referred to as Greater Barcelona, is the main core of the Urban Region of Barcelona, which has a population of 4,928,852.[1]

It is integrated by three territorial executive bodies. As a whole they serve 36 municipalities and a population of 3,150,380 (INE, 2007) within an area of 633 km2.

Contents

Executive Bodies

The three executive bodies are:

  • Mancomunitat de Municipis (Union of Municipalities): Covering 31 municipalities, it manages common services affecting public spaces, infrastructure, facilities, urbanism and housing for 3,029,389 inhabitants in an area of 495 km2. Given the range of services it offers, it is often construed as the core of the AMB.
  • Entitat del Transport (Transport Body): Covering 18 municipalities, it serves a population of 2,790,803 in an area of 332 km2. These make up the strict Barcelona conurbation. Created to jointly manage public transport within its area.
  • Entitat del Medi Ambient (Environmental Body): Covering 33 municipalities it serves a population of 3,121,795 in an area of 583 km2. Entrusted with water supply and waste management for the area.

Geography

The Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona is set on the central Catalan Coast and around the capital. The metropolitan area can be divided into two zones:

AMB Municipalities

Municipality
Comarca
Population
Area
(km²)
Density
Distance from
Barcelona
Barcelona Barcelonès 1,595,110 101 15,951 ---
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat Barcelonès 251,848 12 20,987 bordering
Badalona Barcelonès 216,201 22 9,827 10.8
Santa Coloma de Gramenet Barcelonès 116,765 7 16,681 bordering
Cornellà de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 84,477 7 12,068 16
Sant Boi de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 80,727 22 3,669 17.5
Sant Cugat del Vallès Vallès Occidental 74,345 48 1,517 10
El Prat de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 62,663 31 2,021 bordering
Viladecans Baix Llobregat 61,718 20 3,086 21.8
Castelldefels Baix Llobregat 58,955 13 4,535 27.7
Cerdanyola del Vallès Vallès Occidental 57,758 32 1,925 17.7
Esplugues de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 46,286 5 9,257 bordering
Gavà Baix Llobregat 44,678 31 1,489 23.1
Sant Feliu de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 42,273 12 3,523 16
Ripollet Vallès Occidental 35,661 4 8,915 18
Sant Adrià de Besòs Barcelonès 32,734 4 8,184 bordering
Montcada i Reixac Vallès Occidental 32,111 23 1,396 bordering
Sant Joan Despí Baix Llobregat 31,671 6 5,279 13.8
Barberà del Vallès Vallès Occidental 29,208 8 3,651 15
Sant Vicenç dels Horts Baix Llobregat 27,106 9 3,012 16.9
Sant Andreu de la Barca Baix Llobregat 25,743 6 4,291 19
Molins de Rei Baix Llobregat 23,540 16 1,472 12.9
Sant Just Desvern Baix Llobregat 15,391 8 1,924 bordering
Badia del Vallès Vallès Occidental 13,975 1 13,975 20
Corbera de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 13,133 18 691 25.4
Castellbisbal Vallès Occidental 11,540 31 372 22
Pallejà Baix Llobregat 10,819 8 1,352 17
Montgat Maresme 9,778 3 3,259 14
Cervelló Baix Llobregat 7,944 22 331 20
Santa Coloma de Cervelló Baix Llobregat 7,508 7 1,073 18
Tiana Maresme 7,417 8 927 15
Begues Baix Llobregat 5,898 50 118 20
Torrelles de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 4,974 14 355 21
El Papiol Baix Llobregat 3,781 9 420 15
Sant Climent de Llobregat Baix Llobregat 3,631 11 330 19
La Palma de Cervelló Baix Llobregat 3,009 5 602 21
Totals 3,150,380 633 4,977

See also

References

  1. ^ IDESCAT. 2008. Padró municipal d'habitants (in Catalan)

External links

Coordinates: 41°22′20″N 2°4′36″E / 41.37222°N 2.07667°E / 41.37222; 2.07667

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message