The Paris Of Spain By Hans Christian Anderson

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Barcelona has been referenced as the “Paris of Spain” by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson and to many his analogy was on point. The beautiful city of Barcelona not only is the capital of the Barcelona Province, but also the capital of the devolution Catalonia in Spain. Catalonia is an autonomous community, in other words self-governing, and one of Spain’s richest and most highly industrialized regions. Catalonia’s absolute location is 41.5912° N, 1.5209° E (World Atlas, 2016) and relatively located in the North-Eastern part of Spain, bordered by France to the North, and the Mediterranean Sea to the East. As well as, the Aragon Region to the West and the Valencia Region to the South (Map). Catalonia consists of four provinces: Lleida Province, Tarragona Province, Girona Province, and the Barcelonan Province. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the most populous city in Catalonia. Its absolute location is 41.3851° N, 2.1734° E (World Atlas, 2016), while it is relatively located on the east coast of Spain bordering the Mediterranean Sea, particularly the Balearic Sea (Map). Additionally, the city was built on a flat plain and is surrounded by a semicircle of mountains, Tibidabo being the most notable, and the historic hill Montjuïc. Barcelona is graced with a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate where it has hot Mediterranean dry summers and mildly moderate temperatures for the most part. However, due to the polar front, the weather is changeable for rainy days

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