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'''Catalonia''' (Catalan: ''Catalunya'') is a self-governing province of north-western [[Spain]]. The administrative capital is [[Barcelona]]. Catalonia is based on the medieval kingdom of [[Aragon]] that merged into a united Spain on the marriage of [[Ferdinand and Isabella]].  
 
'''Catalonia''' (Catalan: ''Catalunya'') is a self-governing province of north-western [[Spain]]. The administrative capital is [[Barcelona]]. Catalonia is based on the medieval kingdom of [[Aragon]] that merged into a united Spain on the marriage of [[Ferdinand and Isabella]].  
  
Brief independence during the [[Spanish Civil War]] of 1936-39 was ended by the victory of General [[Francisco Franco]] in 1939. Barcelona during the Civil War is notably described in George Orwell's memoir ''Homage to Catalonia''.
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Brief independence during the [[Spanish Civil War]] of 1936-39 was ended by the victory of General [[Francisco Franco]] in 1939. Barcelona during the Civil War is notably described in George Orwell's memoir ''Homage to Catalonia''. Catalonia has experienced a relatively high level of ETA activity.  The State Department recognizes the [[ETA]] as a terrorist group.<ref>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/03/158808.htm</ref> 
  
 
Catalonia has its own distinct language, known as the [[Catalan language]].
 
Catalonia has its own distinct language, known as the [[Catalan language]].

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Catalonia (Catalan: Catalunya) is a self-governing province of north-western Spain. The administrative capital is Barcelona. Catalonia is based on the medieval kingdom of Aragon that merged into a united Spain on the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella.

Brief independence during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 was ended by the victory of General Francisco Franco in 1939. Barcelona during the Civil War is notably described in George Orwell's memoir Homage to Catalonia. Catalonia has experienced a relatively high level of ETA activity. The State Department recognizes the ETA as a terrorist group.[1]

Catalonia has its own distinct language, known as the Catalan language.

See also

  • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2011/03/158808.htm