Alpens

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Alpens
Municipality
Coat of arms of Alpens
Coat of arms
Alpens is located in Catalonia
Alpens
Alpens
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°07′N 2°06′E / 42.117°N 2.100°E / 42.117; 2.100Coordinates: 42°07′N 2°06′E / 42.117°N 2.100°E / 42.117; 2.100
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Osona
Government
 • Mayor Montse Barniol i Carcasona
Area
 • Total 13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Elevation 855 m (2,805 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 303
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Demonym Alpensí, alpensina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Alpens (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫˈpɛns]) is a municipality situated in the Lluçanès zone, within the comarca of Osona, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Alpens is located 105 km from the city of Barcelona and 35 km from the comarca capital, Vic.

In the municipal area there are ruins of a fortress which dates to the year 1109, the fortress of Freixenet. It is one of the places catalogued by the government as sites of Spanish cultural heritage. There is also the 10th-century church of Sant Pere de Serrallonga.

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