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Population density. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Population density. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2021
Population Surface area km² Density (inhabitants/km²)
Alt Camp 45,045 538 83.70
Alt Empordà 143,762 1,358 105.90
Alt Penedès 110,172 593 185.90
Alt Urgell 20,453 1,447 14.10
Alta Ribagorça 3,945 427 9.20
Anoia 124,112 866 143.30
Aran 10,372 634 16.40
Bages 180,962 1,092 165.70
Baix Camp 195,098 697 279.90
Baix Ebre 78,721 1,003 78.50
Baix Empordà 137,268 702 195.60
Baix Llobregat 833,312 486 1,714.70
Baix Penedès 110,439 296 372.50
Barcelonès 2,280,967 146 15,649.90
Berguedà 40,004 1,185 33.80
Cerdanya 19,230 547 35.20
Conca de Barberà 20,104 650 30.90
Garraf 154,264 185 833.40
Garrigues 19,010 798 23.80
Garrotxa 59,163 735 80.50
Gironès 196,768 576 341.90
Maresme 459,625 399 1,153.30
Moianès 14,243 338 42.20
Montsià 68,397 735 93.00
Noguera 39,169 1,784 22.00
Osona 164,077 1,245 131.80
Pallars Jussà 13,170 1,343 9.80
Pallars Sobirà 7,101 1,378 5.20
Pla d'Urgell 36,769 305 120.50
Pla de l'Estany 32,876 263 125.10
Priorat 9,239 499 18.50
Ribera d'Ebre 21,864 827 26.40
Ripollès 25,449 957 26.60
Segarra 23,412 723 32.40
Segrià 211,609 1,397 151.50
Selva 175,702 995 176.60
Solsonès 13,600 1,001 13.60
Tarragonès 262,001 319 820.40
Terra Alta 11,401 743 15.30
Urgell 37,276 580 64.30
Vallès Occidental 937,422 583 1,607.60
Vallès Oriental 415,789 735 565.70
Catalonia 7,763,362 32,108 241.80
Metropolità 4,931,245 2,464 2,001.00
Comarques Gironines 770,988 5,584 138.10
Camp de Tarragona 531,487 2,703 196.60
Terres de l'Ebre 180,383 3,308 54.50
Ponent 367,245 5,586 65.70
Comarques Centrals 414,149 4,941 83.80
Alt Pirineu i Aran 74,271 5,776 12.90
Penedès 493,594 1,746 282.80
Barcelona 5,714,730 7,726 739.60
Girona 786,596 5,905 133.20
Lleida 439,727 12,168 36.10
Tarragona 822,309 6,308 130.40
Source: Idescat. Municipal population register; Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Density
Total population divided by the surface area, expressed in inhabitants per square kilometre.
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.
Surface area
Extension of the territory, measured in square kilometres, which lies within the administrative boundaries of a certain municipality. Also includes enclaves that some municipalities have that are located within other counties.

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. Statistical processing of the municipal population register provides figures on the number of people registered in the population census in each municipality in Catalonia.

The new county of El Moianès was created on 1 May 2015 (Law 4/2015, of 23 April, on the creation of the county of El Moianès) from the aggregation of five municipalities of the county of El Bages, one from the county of Osona and four from the county of El Vallès Oriental.

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 "..".