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The autonomous community of Catalonia (in catalan: Catalunya), considered a historical nationality, it occupies the northeast corner of the Iberian Peninsula. It forms a triangle that limits to the north with France and Andorra, to the east with the Mediterranean Sea and to the west with Aragon and the Valencian Community.

Catalonia has established itself as one of the most prosperous and developed regions of Spain and Europe, being the industry, tourism and services the main economic sectors.

The relief is largely mountainous, with an average height of 700 m. We distinguish three general units: the Pyrenees and the Pre-Pyrenees in the north, the Catalan Pre-Coastal Mountain Range (Serralada Prelitoral) and the Catalan Coastal Range (Serralada Litoral), that form the Catalan Mediterranean System, and the Catalan Central Depression, a plain located in the center.

Catalonia enjoys a Mediterranean climate on the coast, tempered in winter and very hot in summer. In the interior, which has a continental Mediterranean climate, the winters are cold and the summers are very hot. In the Pyrenean areas, which have a high mountain climate, the winters are very cold, with snowfall, and the summers are less hot.

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Airports in Catalonia are owned and operated by Aena (a Spanish Government entity) except two airports in Lleida which are operated by Aeroports de Catalunya (an entity belonging to the Government of Catalonia).

  • Barcelona El Prat Airport (Aena). Is an international airport located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of the centre of Barcelona. It is the second largest and second busiest airport in Spain, and the sixth busiest in Europe.
  • Girona-Costa Brava Airport (Aena). Is an airport located 12.5 km (7.8 mi) southwest of the city of Girona. The airport is well connected to the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees. Girona Airport is used as an alternative airport for Barcelona as well, even though the airport is 74 km (46 mi) north of the center of Barcelona.
  • Reus Airport (Aena). Is located by the beaches of Costa Daurada, equidistant in relation to the town of Constantí and the city of Reus and approximately 8 km (5.0 mi) from the city centre of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain. The airport receives a large amount of tourist traffic from passengers destined for the beach resorts of Salou and Cambrils as well as for the centre of Barcelona, which is approximately 88 km (55 mi) to the northeast. It is also close to one of Europe’s largest theme resorts, PortAventura World, and the Mountains of Prades, a Mediterranean forest in the comarca of Baix Camp.
  • Lleida-Alguaire Airport (Aeroports de Catalunya). Is an airport located in Alguaire, Catalonia, Spain; about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the centre of Lleida and about 150 km (93 mi) from the centre of Barcelona.
    Sabadell Airport (Aena) Is located next to the city of Sabadell, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Barcelona’s city centre, in Catalonia. This, and the Cuatro Vientos Airport, are the most important airports for general aviation in Spain.
  • Sabadell airport. It is located next to Sabadell and 10 km from Barcelona. Together with the Cuatro Vientos airport, it is the most important general aviation airport in Spain.
  • La Seu d’Urgell Airport (Aeroports de Catalunya). Is a public airport owned by the Government of Catalonia and hosts general aviation and commercial flights. It is located in the municipality of Montferrer i Castellbò in Catalonia, eastern Spain, and serves the city of la Seu d’Urgell and the microstate of Andorra, which is 12 km north of the airport. The airport has a short runway which limits aircraft sizes and the distance to destinations.

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