L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

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L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Barcelonès
Judicial district Hospitalet de Llobregat
Founded 12th century
 • Alcalde Núria Marín (2008) (PSC)
 • Total 12.50 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 258,642
 • Density 21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Hospitalenc, hospitalenca (ca)
Hospitalense (es)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08901
Website Official website

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫuspitəˈɫɛd də ʎuβɾəˈɣat]), often shortened to L'Hospitalet (pronounced: [ɫuspitəˈɫɛt]), is a municipality and city in Catalonia, Spain. It is located immediate southwest of Barcelona.

It is the second largest city in Catalonia and the 16th in Spain.