L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

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L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Municipality
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Flag of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Flag
Coat of arms of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Coat of arms
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBarcelonès
Judicial districtHospitalet de Llobregat
Founded12th century
Government
 • AlcaldeNúria Marín (2008) (PSC)
Area
 • Total12.50 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total258,642
 • Density21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Hospitalenc, hospitalenca (ca)
Hospitalense (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code08901
WebsiteOfficial 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.