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Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
administrative area
Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona
Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona within Barcelona metropolitan area
Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona within Barcelona metropolitan area
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
City Barcelona
 • Type integrated territorial bodies
 • President (Mayor) Xavier Trias
 • Total 636 km2 (246 sq mi)
 • Total 3,218,071 Increase
 • Density 5,060/km2 (13,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
Union of Municipalities
Transport Body
Environmental Body

The Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Catalan: Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona), often referred to as Greater Barcelona, is a territorial entity operating on the principle of metropolitan municipality composed of Barcelona and 34 adjacent municipalities around the city. This territorial entity integrated by three territorial executive bodies and has a population of 3,218,071 (INE, 2009) within an area of 636 km2. It is the main core of the Àmbit metropolità de Barcelona, which has a population of 5,012,961[1] and Barcelona metropolitan area, with a population of 5 million.

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 Authority): 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 (Environment Authority): 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.


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

Distance from
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


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External links

  • Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (English)(Catalan)(Spanish)

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