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Occupied during the 5th century by the Goths, it was taken by the Moors in 712 and at the end of the 8th century by Charlemagne, who incorporated it into his realm as the Spanish March, ruled by a count.

Frankish suzerainty over Catalonia was merely nominal, however, and was completely rejected during the reign of Count Borrell (died 991).

(provinces) of Girona, Barcelona, Tarragona, and Lleida.

The autonomous community of Catalonia occupies a triangular area in the northeastern corner of Spain.

Aragon, Catalonia and Aragon were united under the same ruler.

Catalonia monopolized trade in the western Mediterranean in the 13th and 14th centuries, and Catalan interests dominated the union with Aragon until 1410, when the male line of the counts of Barcelona became extinct.

From the 17th century it was the centre of a separatist movement that sometimes dominated Spanish affairs.

Catalonia was one of the first Roman possessions in Spain.

The manufacturing sector underwent rapid expansion and diversification since the 1950s, however, and metalworking, food-processing, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries had overtaken textiles in importance by the 21st century.

Textile, papermaking and graphic arts, chemicals, and metalworking industries are concentrated in Barcelona; Sabadell and Terrassa are also textile centres.

The raising of pigs and cows is the dominant agricultural activity.

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