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a region in NE Spain, bordering on France and the Mediterranean: formerly a province.
Contemporary Examples

“A referendum on self-determination is necessary to reset the relationship between Catalonia and Spain,” according to the site.
Europe’s Secession Panic Barbie Latza Nadeau September 17, 2014

Others have also found exaggerations in Homage to Catalonia.
Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth Jimmy So August 18, 2012

There have been fitful mutterings about Catalonia, the region of Spain where Barcelona is, seceding from Spain.
Homage to Catalonia Megan McArdle December 18, 2012

The familiar names of his books 1984, Animal Farm, or Homage to Catalonia will not greet you in your journey through his days.
Orwell’s Lies: His Diaries Reveal Problems with the Truth Jimmy So August 18, 2012

It is, however, good for the coalition partners in Catalonia, who have shrewdly set a far-away date for the referendum.
Homage to Catalonia Megan McArdle December 18, 2012

Historical Examples

Success followed upon success, and whole provinces, Catalonia and Valencia, were won over.
With Marlborough to Malplaquet Herbert Strang and Richard Stead

The French gained some advantages in Catalonia and in Piedmont.
The History of England from the Accession of James II. Thomas Babington Macaulay

During this time, and until 1651, he was governor of the province of Catalonia, then occupied by the French.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

The history of the Mudjares at this time was unimportant, for there were not many in Catalonia.
A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman

He began his troubadour wanderings early and at the outset of his career we find him in Catalonia, Aragon and Castile.
The Troubadours H.J. Chaytor

a region of NE Spain, with a strong separatist tradition: became an autonomous region with its own parliament in 1979; an important agricultural and industrial region, with many resorts. Pop: 7 012 600 (2003 est). Area: 31 929 sq km (12 328 sq miles) Catalan name Catalunya (ˌkatəˈluːnɪə) Spanish name Cataluña (kataˈluɲa)


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