Article 5 – The Capital

1. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia.

2. Barcelona is the seat of government of the Republic, the Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the executive, legislative and judiciary powers.

3. The state administration is characterized by the principles of proximity and decentralization; consequently, the Council of Ministers will meet in plenary session at least once a year in the cities of Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.