Barcelona is Spain's second most populated city and one of the most populated urban areas in the European Union. A very successful brand in itself, Barcelona is one of the world's most important tourist destinations and a leading economic and cultural center.
Spanish and Catalan are Barcelona's two official languages and are the most widely spoken. 60% of the residents are native Catalonians and over 20% come from other spanish regions. However, being a very cosmopolitan city, nearly 20% of its inhabitants are of foreign origin, coming mainly from Latin America, the north of Africa and the rest of Europe.