The metropolitan territory
Where is it and what area does it occupy?
The metropolitan area occupies a strategic position in southern Europe, in the middle of the Mediterranean corridor that connects Spain with the rest of the continent. This privileged position has allowed it to become the epicentre of the Catalonia. Its territory includes the agricultural areas of Llobregat Delta, the fully urbanised areas of the Barcelona plain and the large green areas of the massifs of Garraf and Collserola and Marina mountain range.
The metropolitan area of Barcelona is home to 3,239,337 people in a territory of 636 km2.
And it is located in Catalonia, where 7,570,908 people live.
What are the characteristics of the metropolitan urban agglomeration?
The AMB represents one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe
and occupies the eighth position in terms of population.
(Source: Eurostat: metropolitan regions. Eurostat, 2012)
What are its land uses?
48% of the region is built land and the rest is occupied by forests and agricultural and natural areas.