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Municipalities. By population brackets. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Municipalities. By population brackets. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2023
Inhabitants
Up to 500 From 501 to 2,000 From 2,001 to 5,000 From 5,001 to 10,000 From 10,001 to 50,000 More than 500,000 Total
Alt Camp 8 12 1 1 1 0 23
Alt Empordà 29 29 5 1 4 0 68
Alt Penedès 1 11 11 2 2 0 27
Alt Urgell 12 6 0 0 1 0 19
Alta Ribagorça 0 2 1 0 0 0 3
Anoia 13 8 6 2 4 0 33
Aran 5 3 0 1 0 0 9
Bages 6 5 9 7 2 1 30
Baix Camp 6 12 4 3 2 1 28
Baix Ebre 1 5 4 2 2 0 14
Baix Empordà 17 9 2 1 7 0 36
Baix Llobregat 0 0 5 5 15 5 30
Baix Penedès 0 3 7 1 3 0 14
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 1 4 5
Berguedà 21 5 4 0 1 0 31
Cerdanya 8 7 1 1 0 0 17
Conca de Barberà 15 4 2 1 0 0 22
Garraf 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Garrigues 17 4 2 1 0 0 24
Garrotxa 7 10 3 0 1 0 21
Gironès 5 10 5 4 2 1 27
Maresme 0 2 4 9 14 1 30
Moianès 3 5 1 1 0 0 10
Montsià 1 4 2 3 2 0 12
Noguera 16 11 2 0 1 0 30
Osona 19 10 14 4 3 0 50
Pallars Jussà 9 3 1 1 0 0 14
Pallars Sobirà 12 2 1 0 0 0 15
Pla d'Urgell 0 10 5 0 1 0 16
Pla de l'Estany 4 4 2 0 1 0 11
Priorat 20 2 1 0 0 0 23
Ribera d'Ebre 2 9 2 1 0 0 14
Ripollès 12 3 3 0 1 0 19
Segarra 15 4 0 2 0 0 21
Segrià 10 15 9 3 0 1 38
Selva 3 4 8 8 3 0 26
Solsonès 12 2 0 1 0 0 15
Tarragonès 2 5 6 5 3 1 22
Terra Alta 4 7 1 0 0 0 12
Urgell 9 8 0 2 1 0 20
Vallès Occidental 1 1 2 5 9 5 23
Vallès Oriental 3 5 7 10 12 2 39
Catalonia 328 261 144 89 102 23 947
Metropolità 5 10 19 29 51 17 131
Comarques Gironines 77 69 28 14 19 1 208
Camp de Tarragona 51 35 14 10 6 2 118
Terres de l'Ebre 8 25 9 6 4 0 52
Ponent 67 52 18 8 3 1 149
Comarques Centrals 66 26 28 13 6 1 140
Alt Pirineu i Aran 46 23 4 3 1 0 77
Penedès 8 21 24 6 12 1 72
Barcelona 64 52 64 46 66 19 311
Girona 83 75 28 15 19 1 221
Lleida 122 71 22 11 4 1 231
Tarragona 59 63 30 17 13 2 184
Source: Idescat, based on the INE Population and Housing Census.

Last update: January 10, 2024.

CENSPH

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Population and Housing Census (CENSPH).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Population
All inhabitants of a given place. Since 1996, when the continuous management system was established for the Municipal Population Register, in accordance with Royal Decree 2612/1996, of December 20, official population figures for municipalities have been obtained annually using data referred to January 1 of each year.
Neighbour
Person who habitually lives in a municipality, whether present or absent on the date of reference. Acquisition of the condition of neighbour is produced as soon as that person is recorded on the civil register (padró). Those who habitually live in a municipality but are away on the date of reference are still considered neighbours of the municipality they usually live in. The concept of a neighbour substitutes the concepts of a present resident and absent resident in a municipality in accordance with Royal Decree 2612/1996, of December 20, which modified the Regulation for the population and territorial demarcation of local entities on July 11, 1986. The figure of the person in transit has also been eliminated.

Methodological aspects

The Municipal population register is the administrative record containing the residents of a given municipality and it constitutes proof that they reside in the municipality and have their usual home there. The exploitation of the municipal population register provides figures on the number of people registered in the population census in each municipality in Catalonia. The official figures are available by municipality and they are broken down according to sex, age, nationality and place of birth. During the second quarter of the year, provisional data is published that is considered valid until the official data is made available. The provisional data is only available for Catalonia and the provinces.

The population figures from the Populations census are only for statistical purposes, i.e. they are not official population figures. The last census was in 2011, and the reference date is November 1, 2011. The Population and Housing Censuses 2011 are a state-wide statistical operation conducted by the INE and that is being undertaken for the first time by European mandate. The reference date is November 1, 2011. The census model observed by the INE in producing that census consists of an operation that combines exploitation of the administrative records with a sample-based survey and a count of buildings. The availability of the Municipal population register as a consolidated population register made it possible to complete a census of such a nature.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".