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Population density. Municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants

Population density. Municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants Catalonia. 2021
Population Surface area km² Density inh./km² Ranking by number of inh.
Barcelona 1,636,732 101.4 16,149.3 1
Hospitalet de Llobregat, l' 264,657 12.4 21,343.3 2
Terrassa 223,011 70.2 3,178.6 3
Badalona 223,006 21.2 10,529.1 4
Sabadell 216,204 37.8 5,721.2 5
Lleida 140,080 212.3 659.8 6
Tarragona 135,436 57.9 2,339.9 7
Mataró 129,120 22.5 5,731 8
Santa Coloma de Gramenet 119,289 7.0 17,041.3 9
Reus 106,084 52.8 2,008.4 10
Girona 101,932 39.1 2,605.6 11
Sant Cugat del Vallès 94,012 48.2 1,949.2 12
Cornellà de Llobregat 89,300 7.0 12,775.4 13
Sant Boi de Llobregat 83,755 21.5 3,901 14
Rubí 78,549 32.3 2,431.9 15
Manresa 78,192 41.7 1,877.4 16
Vilanova i la Geltrú 67,458 34.0 1,984.6 17
Castelldefels 67,226 12.9 5,223.5 18
Viladecans 66,707 20.4 3,269.1 19
Prat de Llobregat, el 65,532 31.4 2,086.3 20
Granollers 62,475 14.9 4,201.4 21
Cerdanyola del Vallès 57,217 30.6 1,872.3 22
Mollet del Vallès 51,151 10.8 4,749.4 23
Vic 47,319 30.6 1,547.4 24
Figueres 47,043 19.3 2,437.5 25
Gavà 46,931 30.8 1,526.2 26
Esplugues de Llobregat 46,777 4.6 10,168.9 27
Sant Feliu de Llobregat 45,463 11.8 3,846.3 28
Igualada 40,875 8.1 5,040.1 29
Blanes 40,274 17.7 2,280.5 30
Vilafranca del Penedès 39,969 19.6 2,034.1 31
Ripollet 39,139 4.3 9,039 32
Vendrell, el 38,891 36.8 1,056.8 33
Lloret de Mar 38,402 48.7 788.4 34
Sant Adrià de Besòs 37,283 3.8 9,760 35
Montcada i Reixac 36,794 23.5 1,567.7 36
Olot 36,299 29.0 1,250.4 37
Cambrils 35,064 35.2 995.9 38
Sant Joan Despí 34,130 6.2 5,531.6 39
Tortosa 33,572 218.5 153.6 40
Barberà del Vallès 33,016 8.3 3,973 41
Salt 32,230 6.6 4,853.9 42
Sant Pere de Ribes 31,525 40.8 772.7 43
Sitges 30,217 43.9 689.1 44
Martorell 28,667 12.8 2,246.6 45
Premià de Mar 28,523 2.1 13,518 46
Salou 28,512 15.1 1,884.5 47
Calafell 28,463 20.4 1,396.6 48
Sant Vicenç dels Horts 28,115 9.1 3,082.8 49
Pineda de Mar 27,974 10.7 2,604.7 50
Sant Andreu de la Barca 27,175 5.5 4,940.9 51
Molins de Rei 26,104 15.9 1,637.6 52
Santa Perpètua de Mogoda 26,033 15.8 1,644.5 53
Castellar del Vallès 24,659 44.9 549.1 54
Valls 24,553 55.3 444.2 55
Olesa de Montserrat 24,132 16.6 1,451.1 56
Masnou, el 23,848 3.4 7,034.8 57
Palafrugell 23,046 26.9 857.4 58
Vila-seca 22,522 21.6 1,040.8 59
Esparreguera 22,358 27.4 816 60
Sant Feliu de Guíxols 22,210 16.2 1,368.5 61
Amposta 21,317 138.3 154.1 62
Vilassar de Mar 20,936 4.0 5,234 63
Manlleu 20,804 17.2 1,207.4 64
Franqueses del Vallès, les 20,351 29.1 698.4 65
Banyoles 20,168 11.1 1,825.2 66
Sant Quirze del Vallès 20,156 14.1 1,432.6 67
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 "..".