La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain – photo: Claudio Testa

Districts

The districts are based mostly on historical divisions, and several are former towns annexed by the city of Barcelona in the 18th and 19th centuries that still maintain their own distinct character. Each district has its own council led by a city councillor. The composition of each district council depends on the number of votes each political party had in that district, so a district can be led by a councillor from a different party than the executive council.

Since 1987, the city has been divided into 10 administrative districts (‘districtes’ in Catalan, ‘distritos’ in Spanish):

  • Ciutat Vella
  • Eixample
  • Sants-Montjuïc
  • Les Corts
  • Sarrià-Sant Gervasi
  • Gràcia
  • Horta-Guinardó
  • Nou Barris
  • Sant Andreu
  • Sant Martí

Source: wikipedia

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