Was Catalonia ever an independent country?

Catalonia was granted a statute of autonomy in 1932, which lasted until the Spanish Civil War. In 1938, General Franco abolished both the Statute of Autonomy and the Generalitat.

When did Spain take Catalonia?


Catalonia Catalunya (Catalan) Catalonha (Occitan) Cataluña (Spanish)
Statute of Autonomy 9 September 1932 18 September 1979 9 August 2006 (current version)
Capital and largest city Barcelona 41°23′N 2°11′E
Provinces Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona

How autonomous is Catalonia?

Catalonia is an Autonomous Community within the Kingdom of Spain, with the status of historical region in the Spanish Constitution of 1978. In September 2005, the Parliament of Catalonia approved the definition of Catalonia as a ‘nation’ in the preamble of the new Statute of Autonomy (autonomous basic law).

Is Valencia a part of Catalonia?

They include the Spanish regions of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, and parts of Aragon (La Franja) and Murcia (Carche), as well as the Principality of Andorra, the department of Pyrénées-Orientales (aka Northern Catalonia, including Cerdagne, Roussillon, and Vallespir) in France, and the city of Alghero in …

How did Catalonia become a part of Spain?

In 1834, by decree of minister Javier de Burgos, Spain was organized into provinces, included Catalonia, which was divided in four provinces (Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona) without a common administration.

Does Catalonia go into France?

Northern Catalonia, North Catalonia, French Catalonia or Roussillon refers to the Catalan-speaking and Catalan-culture territory ceded to France by Spain through the signing of the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 in exchange of France’s effective renunciation on the formal protection that it had given to the recently …

Is any of Catalonia in France?

North Catalonia is one of just two regions in France where Spanish-suited playing cards are used. The region has its own French Catalan pattern cards which are used to play local games like a variant of Spanish Truc.