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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 2021
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 2,947 10,020 2,340 5,185 24,553 0 45,045
Alt Empordà 7,969 28,613 13,085 5,480 88,615 0 143,762
Alt Penedès 378 14,522 27,076 15,387 52,809 0 110,172
Alt Urgell 2,202 5,999 0 0 12,252 0 20,453
Alta Ribagorça 0 1,614 2,331 0 0 0 3,945
Anoia 2,537 7,846 18,578 14,937 80,214 0 124,112
Aran 671 4,027 0 5,674 0 0 10,372
Bages 1,647 4,695 28,724 56,833 10,871 78,192 180,962
Baix Camp 819 11,331 10,155 18,956 47,753 106,084 195,098
Baix Ebre 376 4,274 13,670 15,290 45,111 0 78,721
Baix Empordà 4,954 10,747 6,555 5,408 109,604 0 137,268
Baix Llobregat 0 1,996 16,095 38,759 403,942 372,520 833,312
Baix Penedès 0 2,965 20,414 5,625 81,435 0 110,439
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 37,283 2,243,684 2,280,967
Berguedà 4,081 5,692 13,549 0 16,682 0 40,004
Cerdanya 2,236 5,341 2,135 9,518 0 0 19,230
Conca de Barberà 3,183 3,069 6,419 7,433 0 0 20,104
Garraf 0 0 9,013 0 77,793 67,458 154,264
Garrigues 4,086 3,019 5,710 6,195 0 0 19,010
Garrotxa 2,186 12,011 8,667 0 36,299 0 59,163
Gironès 1,237 8,677 17,405 24,782 42,735 101,932 196,768
Maresme 0 2,217 15,104 78,719 234,465 129,120 459,625
Moianès 880 4,257 2,632 6,474 0 0 14,243
Montsià 391 3,018 7,314 21,426 36,248 0 68,397
Noguera 4,535 11,155 6,070 0 17,409 0 39,169
Osona 4,223 9,327 38,752 29,099 82,676 0 164,077
Pallars Jussà 2,402 1,825 3,050 5,893 0 0 13,170
Pallars Sobirà 3,430 1,490 2,181 0 0 0 7,101
Pla d'Urgell 0 10,551 11,673 0 14,545 0 36,769
Pla de l'Estany 1,428 4,157 7,123 0 20,168 0 32,876
Priorat 4,938 1,577 2,724 0 0 0 9,239
Ribera d'Ebre 761 8,947 6,571 5,585 0 0 21,864
Ripollès 2,771 3,047 8,910 0 10,721 0 25,449
Segarra 3,420 3,373 0 16,619 0 0 23,412
Segrià 3,345 17,690 27,667 22,827 0 140,080 211,609
Selva 915 6,438 22,488 53,726 92,135 0 175,702
Solsonès 2,478 1,947 0 9,175 0 0 13,600
Tarragonès 613 5,900 26,665 25,296 68,091 135,436 262,001
Terra Alta 1,194 7,109 3,098 0 0 0 11,401
Urgell 1,970 7,042 0 10,615 17,649 0 37,276
Vallès Occidental 183 868 4,610 42,216 220,552 668,993 937,422
Vallès Oriental 1,154 4,892 23,912 78,232 193,973 113,626 415,789
Catalonia 82,540 263,285 442,465 641,364 2,176,583 4,157,125 7,763,362
Metropolità 1,422 11,386 62,353 237,926 1,090,215 3,527,943 4,931,245
Comarques Gironines 21,460 73,690 84,233 89,396 400,277 101,932 770,988
Camp de Tarragona 12,500 31,897 48,303 56,870 140,397 241,520 531,487
Terres de l'Ebre 2,722 23,348 30,653 42,301 81,359 0 180,383
Ponent 17,356 52,830 51,120 56,256 49,603 140,080 367,245
Comarques Centrals 14,469 25,056 84,622 101,581 110,229 78,192 414,149
Alt Pirineu i Aran 10,941 20,296 9,697 21,085 12,252 0 74,271
Penedès 1,670 24,782 71,484 35,949 292,251 67,458 493,594
Barcelona 14,426 56,750 198,045 360,656 1,411,260 3,673,593 5,714,730
Girona 23,243 77,997 84,233 98,914 400,277 101,932 786,596
Lleida 29,649 70,328 60,817 76,998 61,855 140,080 439,727
Tarragona 15,222 58,210 99,370 104,796 303,191 241,520 822,309
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 "..".