Location of Catalonia dark green . in Europe green dark grey in Spain green . Coordinates N E .N .E . .Coordinates N E .N .E . . Country Spain. Status, Autonomous community styled as nationality . Formation, .Proud of its own identity and language, Catalonia is one of Spain s richest and most highly industrialised regions, and also one of the most independent minded. With a distinct history stretching back to the early middle ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain. Media from ara.cat .Catalonia is an autonomous community within Iberia defined as a nationality, and before the th century it was an State in the form of principality of the Crown of Aragon, with a complex parlamentary system. Since , as a consequence of its defeat in the War of the Spanish Succession, Catalan institutions and laws .Roger Torrent urges end to direct Madrid rule but calls for dialogue over political crisis. Published . Catalan parliament needs Puigdemont, says speaker. Amnesty calls for immediate release of jailed Catalan leader. Published . Amnesty calls for immediate release of jailed Catalan .
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