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Sant Martí (district)

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Sant Martí
Location of Sant Martí within Barcelona
Location of Sant Martí within Barcelona
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Catalonia
Province Barcelona
ComarcaBarcelonès
Municipality Barcelona
NeighbourhoodsEl Besòs i el Maresme, El Camp de l'Arpa del Clot, El Clot, Diagonal Mar i Front Marítim del Poblenou, El Parc i Llacuna del Poblenou, El Poblenou, Provençals del Poblenou, Sant Martí de Provençals, La Verneda i la Pau, La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou
Area
 • Total10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total221,029
 • Density20,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)

Sant Martí (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsam məɾˈti]), is a district of Barcelona located on its eastern side, usually numbered 10 out of the ten districts of the city.

It borders the Mediterranean sea, Sant Adrià del Besòs and four other districts of the city: Ciutat Vella, l'Eixample, Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu.

It did not become an integral part of Barcelona until as late as 1897, having been an autonomous village since 1714 with the imposition of the infamous Nueva Planta decrees. Before then, it had been a secondary parish of Santa Maria del Mar.

Demographics[edit]

The district is named after Saint Martin church.

Sant Martí has a population of 221,029 (2005), which makes it the second most populated district in Barcelona. Being the fourth largest district (10,8 km²), it is also the sixth in density (20.466 hab./km²).

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The district is divided into the following neighbourhoods:

Etymology[edit]

It is possible to trace the origin of the name Provençals in the Latin word provincialis, a term used by the Romans to design fields just beyond the city walls. Also, Sant Martí is the name of the first church built in the area.

Hotels[edit]

4 star hotels[edit]

Hotel Carrer Districte Codi postal Plantes
Hotel Icaria Barcelona Avinguda Icària 195 Port Olímpic 08005 6
Hotel Diagonal Zero Plaça Llevant s/n Fòrum 08019 17
Barcelona Business Center in Diagonal Mar, Sant Martí district

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