Districts of Barcelona

Districts Of Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain proper is divided into 10 districts. These are administrated by a councillor designated by the main city council, and each of them have some powers relating to issues such as urbanism or infrastructure in their area. The current division of the city into different districts was approved in 1984. In 2009, in Barcelona was a new division in 73 neighborhoods (the 10 districts are still valables), division that was done for a better service from the City Council.

Some of these districts have a previous history as independent municipalities which were integrated into the city of Barcelona during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, such as Sarrià, Les Corts, Sant Andreu de Palomar, Gràcia or Sant Martí de Provençals. However, other municipalities which are contiguous to Barcelona (such as L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Sant Adrià de Besòs or Montcada i Reixac) have remained separate towns to this day, and are part of the much larger metropolitan area of Barcelona.


Number District Size km² Population Density hab/km Neighbourhoods Councilman Party
1 Ciutat Vella 4.49 111,290 24,786 La Barceloneta, El Gòtic, El Raval, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera Carles Martí i Jufresa PSC
2 Eixample 7.46 262,485 35,586 L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample, Dreta de l'Eixample, Fort Pienc, Sagrada Família, Sant Antoni Assumpta Escarp i Gibert PSC
3 Sants-Montjuïc 21.35 177,636 8,321 la Bordeta, la Font de la Guatlla, Hostafrancs, la Marina de Port, la Marina del Prat Vermell, El Poble-sec, Sants, Sants-Badal, Montjuïc*, Zona Franca - Port* Immaculada Moraleda i Pérez PSC
4 Les Corts 6.08 82,588 13,584 les Corts, la Maternitat i Sant Ramon, Pedralbes Montserrat Ballarín i Espuña PSC
5 Sarrià-Sant Gervasi 20.09 140,461 6,992 El Putget i Farró, Sarrià, Sant Gervasi - la Bonanova, Sant Gervasi - Galvany, les Tres Torres, Vallvidrera, Tibidabo i les Planes Katty Carreras-Moysi PSC
6 Gràcia 4.19 120,087 28,660 Vila de Gràcia, el Camp d'en Grassot i Gràcia Nova, la Salut, el Coll, Vallcarca i els Penitents. Ricard Martínez i Monteagudo ERC
7 Horta-Guinardó 11.96 169,920 14,217 El Baix Guinardó, El Guinardó, Can Baró, El Carmel, la Font d'en Fargues, Horta, la Clota, Montbau, Sant Genís dels Agudells, la Teixonera, La Vall d'Hebron. Elsa Blasco i Riera ICV
8 Nou Barris 8.04 164,981 20,520 Can Peguera, Canyelles, Ciutat Meridiana, La Guineueta, Porta, La Prosperitat, les Roquetes, Torre Baró, la Trinitat Nova, El Turó de la Peira, Vallbona, Verdum, Vilapicina i la Torre Llobeta Carmen Andrés Añón PSC
9 Sant Andreu 6.56 142,598 21,737 Baró de Viver, Bon Pastor, El Congrés i els Indians, Navas, Sant Andreu de Palomar, La Sagrera i Trinitat Vella Sara Jaurrieta PSC
10 Sant Martí 10.80 221,029 20,466 El Besòs i el Maresme, el Clot, El Camp de l'Arpa del Clot, Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou, el Parc i la Llacuna del Poblenou, Poblenou, Provençals del Poblenou, Sant Martí de Provençals, La Verneda i la Pau, la Vila Olímpica del Poblenou Francesc Narváez PSC
  1. (*) Monjuïc and Zona Franca are not neighbourhoods but are in the district of Sants-Montjuïc.

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