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posted on 11 October 2017

Catalonia Economically Closer To The Eurozone Than To Spain

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Dyfed Loesche

The Spanish region of Catalonia in the North-Eastern corner of Spain held an independence referendum an week ago Sunday, against the will of the central government in Madrid.


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Apart from the Baleares and the Madrid region itself, Catalonia together with its capital Barcelona is one of the economically more powerful parts of the country. Our infographic shows that the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of Catalonia lies closer to that of the Eurozone than of Spain as a whole.

This in mind, it comes as no surprise that Madrid is by all means opposed to letting go of Catalonia. Once before, in October 1934, shortly before the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) broke out, Catalonia had announced its independence from the rest of Spain. This prompted Madrid to sent the army to Barcelona.

Infographic: Catalonia Closer to the Eurozone Than to Spain | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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