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Ada Colau Ballano

Barcelona

Barcelona
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Area

City: 101.4 km2

Population

City: 1,620,343

Postal zone

080xx

Area code(s)

+34 (E) 93 (B)

Government

Type: Mayor–council
Body: Barcelona City Council
Mayor: Ada Colau Ballano(Barcelona en Comú)

Ada Colau Ballano

Biography

My name is Ada Colau and I am Barcelona's first woman mayor. I was born in Barcelona in the early hours of 3 March, 1974. I spent my childhood and part of my adolescence in Guinardó, the neighbourhood where I lived with my mum and sisters, though I have lived in lots of neighbourhoods in the course of my life, including El Congrés, El Gòtic, La Ribera and La Barceloneta. I now live on the edge of El Camp d’en Grassot and La Sagrada Família, with my partner Adrià and my two sons, Luca and Gael. I am the granddaughter of migrants who came to Barcelona looking for opportunities. My paternal grandparents were shepherds in Güel (Huesca) who came to Barcelona after the Civil War, in search of a better future, whereas my maternal grandparents came from Almazán, a village in Soria. My interest in politics and my social concerns date from my adolescence, when I started to work with Amnesty International and Amics de la Gent Gran, a voluntary organisation that helps elderly people. When I was 18, I decided to study philosophy at Barcelona University. It was there that I got involved in political activity and founded, together with lots of other fellow students, the Philosophy Assembly. We organised strikes and sit-ins against a succession of reforms that were dismantling the public university system. I was 30 credits short of finishing my studies.

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Sóc Ada Colau, la primera alcaldessa de la ciutat de Barcelona. Vaig néixer la matinada del 3 de març de 1974 a Barcelona. La meva infantesa i part de l’adolescència la vaig passar al barri del Guinardó, on vivia amb ma mare i les meves germanes, però al llarg de la meva vida he viscut a molts barris com el Congrés, el Gòtic, la Ribera o la Barceloneta. Ara visc a la frontera entre el Camp d’en Grassot i la Sagrada Família amb el meu company, Adrià, i els meus dos fills, Luca i Gael. Sóc néta de migrants que van arribar a Barcelona buscant oportunitats. Els meus avis paterns eren pastors a Güel (Osca), i van venir a la postguerra a Barcelona buscant un futur millor. Els materns van venir d’Almazán, un poble de Sòria.

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Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people,making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.
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Barcelona es una ciudad española, capital de la comunidad autónoma de Cataluña, de la comarca del Barcelonés y de la provincia homónima.

Con una población de 1 620 343 habitantes en 2018, es la segunda ciudad más poblada de España después de Madrid, y la undécima de la Unión Europea. El área metropolitanade Barcelona, incluida en el ámbito metropolitano de Barcelona, cuenta con 5 029 181 habitantes (2011), siendo así la sexta ciudad de mayor población de la Unión Europea.

La ciudad cuenta con un PIB nominal de 142 223 millones USD y un PIB per cápita nominal de 30 619 USD, lo que representa un PIB PPA per cápita de 36 240 USD,​ siendo la segunda área metropolitana española en actividad económica; y la décimoseptima de Europa por detrás de: Londres, París, Rin-Ruhr, Ámsterdam, Milán, Bruselas, Moscú, Fráncfort del Meno, Munich, Madrid, Berlín, Viena, Roma, Copenhague, Estocolmo, Birmingham.

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