City of Barcelona
Timeline: The Era of Relative Peace
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Country Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Province Estelada blava.svg Catalonia
Language Spanish and Catalan
Demonym Barcelonan/Barcelonian
County of Barcelona 801
Incorporated into the Spanish Monarchy 1469
Area 101.4 km²
Population 1,620,809  

Barcelona is a major city in Spain, located on the province of Catalonia and facing the Mediterranean Ocean. The city is famous for its beaches, nightlife, Flamenco dancing, and the La Sagrada Familia church, which is expected to be finished in the 2030s.

History

The headquarters of NATO relocated to Barcelona after Brussels was bombed multiple times from Soviet TU-95s utilizing captured airfields from West Germany. It faced the danger of Soviet naval bombardment after the First Battle of the Mediterranean and the Soviet invasion and subsequent occupation of the Balearic Islands.

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