The so called Països Catalans, that is, the Catalan Countries refers to those territories where the Catalan language is spoken. It comprises these territories:
- France: Roussillon
- Italy: Alghero, in Sardinia
- Spain: Catalonia, Valencia, Balearic Islands, parts of Aragon (La Franja), parts of Murcia (Carche)
However, the political aspect of Catalan Countries is a bit different. Since I cannot find any poll about this matter to show the amount of support it has, I will focus on the parties in Catalonia and their ideology. There are three main independentist parties in Catalonia: PDCat, ERC and CUP and their aims towards a final state are not the same:
- PDCat, a centre-right nationalist party, does not mention Països Catalans in their postulates (in Catalan).
- ERC, a centre-left independentist party, defends the union of the regions nowadays in Spain:
Esquerra Republicana is a Catalan political left-wing party defined as social democratic, in favour of the independence of the Catalan Countries, including Catalonia, Valencia, and Balearic and Pityusic Islands.
Recent polls give 24.7% of support to ERC, 13.6% to PDcat and 8.2% to CUP.
Also, there are some independentist newspapers like Vilaweb that do consider País (Country) the union of all the parts described above with the exception of Alghero in Italy and Carche in Murcia.