Les Corts (district)

Les Corts (Catalan pronunciation: [ləs ˈkoɾts]) is one of the ten districts into which Barcelona, Spain has been divided up since 1984, numbered IV. It was created in 1897 out of two former municipalities: Les Corts de Sarrià and some parts of Sarrià (the remaining of which went to become the current district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi). It had 82.588 inhabitants in the 2005 census, which makes it the least populous district of the city.

Districts of Barcelona, Les Corts (District 4) coloured red

It is located in the western part of the city, next to three other districts of Barcelona : Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Eixample as well as Sants-Montjuïc, and two municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Esplugues de Llobregat.

Avinguda de Sarrià in Les Corts


The name is not derived from courts, but developed from the Latin cohors, cohortes (meaning "rural houses"), as a reference to the local Roman villas and masies which stood there before the 20th-century urbanisation of the area.[1]


It is further divided into the following neighbourhoods:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Montañés, José Ángel (27 March 2010). "La Diagonal desviada". El País.

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Coordinates: 41°23′14.53″N 2°08′30.55″E / 41.3873694°N 2.1418194°E / 41.3873694; 2.1418194