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Registered population. By size of municipality. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Registered population. By size of municipality. Counties, areas and provinces 2022
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 50,000 Total
Alt Camp 2,977 10,206 2,340 5,290 24,727 0 45,540
Alt Empordà 8,097 28,951 13,190 5,562 89,126 0 144,926
Alt Penedès 370 12,693 29,509 15,438 52,919 0 110,929
Alt Urgell 2,231 5,990 0 0 12,261 0 20,482
Alta Ribagorça 0 1,622 2,336 0 0 0 3,958
Anoia 2,598 7,928 18,904 15,088 80,547 0 125,065
Aran 673 4,014 0 5,581 0 0 10,268
Bages 1,659 4,761 28,882 57,299 10,820 77,452 180,873
Baix Camp 812 11,604 10,425 19,167 48,776 106,741 197,525
Baix Ebre 359 4,240 14,089 15,402 45,546 0 79,636
Baix Empordà 4,984 10,840 6,725 5,585 110,383 0 138,517
Baix Llobregat 0 0 18,292 39,141 404,640 371,467 833,540
Baix Penedès 0 3,152 20,908 5,604 82,796 0 112,460
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 36,918 2,243,124 2,280,042
Berguedà 4,158 5,688 13,671 0 16,762 0 40,279
Cerdanya 1,820 5,963 2,176 9,484 0 0 19,443
Conca de Barberà 3,223 3,090 6,453 7,410 0 0 20,176
Garraf 0 0 4,339 5,007 79,296 68,152 156,794
Garrigues 4,089 3,016 5,658 6,248 0 0 19,011
Garrotxa 2,232 12,125 8,677 0 36,716 0 59,750
Gironès 1,275 8,764 17,703 24,977 43,197 102,666 198,582
Maresme 0 2,226 15,370 69,592 246,069 128,956 462,213
Moianès 869 4,356 2,655 6,548 0 0 14,428
Montsià 388 2,994 7,460 21,328 36,574 0 68,744
Noguera 4,494 11,212 6,131 0 17,460 0 39,297
Osona 4,303 9,506 39,003 29,263 83,154 0 165,229
Pallars Jussà 1,914 2,383 3,055 5,847 0 0 13,199
Pallars Sobirà 3,473 1,516 2,192 0 0 0 7,181
Pla d'Urgell 0 10,661 11,654 0 14,730 0 37,045
Pla de l'Estany 1,461 4,174 7,119 0 20,187 0 32,941
Priorat 4,927 1,571 2,740 0 0 0 9,238
Ribera d'Ebre 748 8,963 6,624 5,585 0 0 21,920
Ripollès 2,834 3,075 8,960 0 10,641 0 25,510
Segarra 3,853 2,965 0 16,783 0 0 23,601
Segrià 3,362 17,637 27,700 22,892 0 140,797 212,388
Selva 907 6,542 22,626 54,390 93,077 0 177,542
Solsonès 2,516 1,985 0 9,131 0 0 13,632
Tarragonès 648 5,988 27,186 25,758 68,965 134,883 263,428
Terra Alta 1,207 7,101 3,100 0 0 0 11,408
Urgell 1,984 7,006 0 10,647 17,810 0 37,447
Vallès Occidental 186 915 4,663 42,589 220,631 671,897 940,881
Vallès Oriental 1,203 4,912 24,334 79,411 194,406 113,277 417,543
Catalonia 82,834 262,335 446,849 642,047 2,199,134 4,159,412 7,792,611
Metropolità 1,469 9,503 65,314 230,733 1,102,664 3,528,721 4,938,404
Comarques Gironines 21,790 74,471 85,000 90,514 403,327 102,666 777,768
Camp de Tarragona 12,587 32,459 49,144 57,625 142,468 241,624 535,907
Terres de l'Ebre 2,702 23,298 31,273 42,315 82,120 0 181,708
Ponent 17,782 52,497 51,143 56,570 50,000 140,797 368,789
Comarques Centrals 14,693 25,400 85,146 102,241 110,736 77,452 415,668
Alt Pirineu i Aran 10,111 21,488 9,759 20,912 12,261 0 74,531
Penedès 1,700 23,219 70,070 41,137 295,558 68,152 499,836
Barcelona 14,684 53,446 199,622 359,376 1,426,162 3,674,325 5,727,615
Girona 23,129 79,358 85,000 99,998 403,327 102,666 793,478
Lleida 29,732 70,622 60,902 77,129 62,261 140,797 441,443
Tarragona 15,289 58,909 101,325 105,544 307,384 241,624 830,075
Source: Idescat. Municipal population register.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Municipality
Administrative constituency of a territorial nature, governed by a council, considered the basic unit of territorial organisation and primary element of citizen participation in public affairs, as established by Law 8/1987, of April 15 on municipalities and the local regime for Catalonia. A municipality enjoys its own autonomy, is of a legal character and has full capacity to exercise the public functions bestowed upon it, in order to represent the interests of its respective collective and to manage the public services that it assumed ownership of. The government and administration of the municipality correspond to the municipal council.
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 basic on information population by nationality and place of birth, as well as the population of the municipalities, is obtained from the Municipal Population Register.

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. Population figures from the revision of the Register on 1 January are declared official in each of the municipalities by the Government of Spain, by means of a Royal Decree. 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.

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 "..".