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Bathing sites with excellent water quality (14.40)

Bathing sites with excellent water quality. Coastal water 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Number 253 .. ..
Excellent-number 228 .. ..
Excellent-% 90.1 .. ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Water Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Bathing sites with excellent water quality. Inland water 2020
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Number 13 .. ..
Excellent-number 11 .. ..
Excellent-% 84.6 .. ..
Units: Number.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Water Agency. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: April 8, 2021.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the number and proportion of coastal and inland bathing sites with excellent water quality. The indicator assessment is based on microbiological parameters (intestinal enterococci and Escherichia coli).

The new Bathing Water Directive requires Member States to identify and assess the quality of all inland and marine bathing waters and to classify these waters as 'poor', 'sufficient', 'good' or 'excellent'.