Where in the world is Kasia? Fun Facts!
- Population 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi). The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of between 4,200,000 and 4,500,000 within an area of 803 km2 – making it the 6th most populated area in the European Union.
- It is home of works by Antoni Gaudí famous Spanish, Catalan architect with highly individual and distinctive style
- Barcelona is today one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the worlds most global cities.
- Barcelona is the 16th-most-visited city in the world and the fourth most visited in Europe after Paris, London, and Rome, with several million tourists every year.
- The Barri Gòtic (Catalan for “Gothic Quarter”) is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona.
LLORET DE MAR, CATALONIA
- population 39,363
- a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia and one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava.
- Sites of Cultural Interest - Church of Sant Romà finished in 1522, Castle of Sant Joan, a Medieval castle from the 11th century, Monument to the Fisherman’s Wife: Bronze sculpture found at the end of Lloret beach erected in 1966 to commemorate Lloret de Mar’s Millennium.
- Population of 96,722
- During the professional cycling season, various non-European pro cyclists have called Girona home.
- #1 recommended attraction is “Bike Breaks Day Tours” provided by Girona Cycle Centre
- The city has a number of relevant Art Nouveau buildings including the Farinera Teixidor by Rafael Masó.
- population 20,197
- A popular theory holds it was founded in the 8th century BC by Greek colonists from Rhodes, more probable, however, that it was founded in the 5th century BC by Greeks from Massalia (Marseilles).
- population 7,325
- Numerous synods were held by the bishops of Elne, including that of 1027 in Toulouges, which upheld the Peace and Truce of God, that “no one should attack his enemy from Saturday at nine o’clock to Monday at one”.
- population 52,252
- Narbonne was established in 118 BC, as Colonia Narbo Martius and located on the Via Domitia, the first Roman road in Gaul, built at the time of the foundation of the colony, and connecting Italy to Spain.
- The building of Narbonne Cathedral began in 1272. It is noted as still one of the tallest inFrancebut was never finished.
- population 5,422
- It is a popular holiday destination with many camp and caravan sites.
- It is located only 6,205 km from New York but 9,570 km from Los Angeles
- population 252,998
- Montpelier, in the south ofFrancesix miles from the Mediterranean coast, enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winters.
- It is one of the few large cities in France without any (Gallo-) Roman heritage and also one of the few cities in southern France without a Greek foundation.
- The University of Montpelier is one of the oldest in the World.
- population 10,311
- This village is important for Buddhists all over the world. Trets hosts the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) European Cultural Center; every year many members of the SGI from all over Europe go there to attend courses with the aim of deepening their understanding of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin.
- This village has three nursery schools (Les Columbes, Sainte Anne,Saint Jean) and four elementary schools (Edmund Brown, Jean Mulin,Saint Jeanand Victor Hugo.)
- Daycare schedules in all schools: from 7:45 to 8:20 and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.