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Catalonia

(Encyclopedia) Catalonia ktl´n, Catalan Catalunya, Span. Cataluña, autonomous community (2011 pop. 7,519,843), 12,390 sq mi (32,090 sq km), NE Spain, stretching from the Pyrenees at the French…

John II

(Encyclopedia) John II, 1397–1479, king of Aragón and Sicily (1458–79), king of Navarre (1425–79), count of Barcelona. He succeeded his brother, Alfonso V, in Aragón, Catalonia, and Sicily and became…

Macià, Francesc

(Encyclopedia) Macià, Francesc fränssk´ msä´, 1859–1933, Spanish politician, Catalan nationalist leader. An army officer, he joined the separatist movement in Catalonia and was elected to the…

Mas i Gavarró, Artur

(Encyclopedia) Mas i Gavarró, Artur, 1956–, Catalonian nationalist leader, b. Barcelona, grad. Univ. of Barcelona. An economist, he was the head of the Democratic Convergence of Catalonia (CDC), a…

Cabrera, Ramón, conde de Morella

(Encyclopedia) Cabrera, Ramón, conde de Morella rämn´ käbr´rä kn´d d mr´lyä, 1806–77, Spanish Carlist general. Noted for his valor and cruelty during the first Carlist war (see Carlists), he…

Companys, Lluís

(Encyclopedia) Companys, Lluís lyoos´ kmpä´ns, 1883–1940, Spanish politician; Catalan nationalist leader. In 1933 he was elected president of autonomous Catalonia to succeed Francesc Macià.…

Sabadell

(Encyclopedia) Sabadell säbl´ly, city (1990 pop. 192,142), Barcelona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia. Since medieval times, it has been a leading textile center. Chemicals, engines, electrical…

Badalona

(Encyclopedia) Badalona bäl´n, city (1990 pop. 225,207), Barcelona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia. It is a Mediterranean port and an important industrial suburb of Barcelona, with textile,…

Reus

(Encyclopedia) Reus r´oos, city (1990 pop. 86,407), Tarragona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia. Since the introduction (18th cent.) by English manufacturers of a cotton-spinning industry, Reus has…

Barcelona

(Encyclopedia) Barcelona bärsl´n, Catalan bärsl´n, Span. bärthl´nä, city (1990 pop. 4,738,354), capital of Barcelona prov. and of Catalonia, NE Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea. Economy…