Alella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Alella wine region around this town, see Alella (DO).
Alella
Municipality
Alella1.JPG
Coat of arms of Alella
Coat of arms
Alella is located in Catalonia
Alella
Alella
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°29′N 2°18′E / 41.483°N 2.300°E / 41.483; 2.300Coordinates: 41°29′N 2°18′E / 41.483°N 2.300°E / 41.483; 2.300
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Andreu Francisco i Roger
Area
 • Total 9.59 km2 (3.70 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 8,998
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Demonym Alellenc, alellenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Alella (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈɫeʎə]) is a village in the comarca (shire) of Maresme in Catalunya, Spain. It is situated on the coast on the south-west side of the granite Litoral range. The town is known for its wines, cava and perfumes, but is also a commuter town for nearby Barcelona. What used to be the old Roman Road (Via Augusta) uniting Rome and Andalusia, is still today a narrow road running through the village.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
1370 1597 1572 2300 5287 8998

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links[edit]