Albesa

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Albesa
Municipality
Flag of Albesa
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Coat of arms of Albesa
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Albesa is located in Catalonia
Albesa
Albesa
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°45′14″N 0°39′42″E / 41.75389°N 0.66167°E / 41.75389; 0.66167
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Noguera
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Balasch i Parisi
Area
 • Total 37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation 314 m (1,030 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,613
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Albesans
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25135
Website Official website

Albesa is a municipality in the comarca of Noguera, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.

In 1003 it was the seat of the battle of Albesa. The economy is mostly based on agriculture (fruit, potato, tomato), taking advantage of the presence of an acequia. Sights include the parish church of St. Mary (18th century), with a 14th-century retablo, and the remains of the ancient castle (conquered by the Christians in 1098) and of several ancient Roman villas.

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