Barcelona, Spain by Radar
Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 1,615,908 in 2008.
It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).
The city rests in a plateau near the coast, surrounded by hills and mountains which can be best seen in the full image. The two rivers appear as dark grey lines running through the white of the city to the coast.
Barcelona is also a major economic centre with one of Europe’s principal Mediterranean ports. Some ships, which look like white dots, can be seen entering and exiting the port.