Arenys de Munt

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Arenys de Munt
Municipality
Arenys de Munt - La Riera.jpg
Coat of arms of Arenys de Munt
Coat of arms
Arenys de Munt is located in Catalonia
Arenys de Munt
Arenys de Munt
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°37′N 2°33′E / 41.617°N 2.550°E / 41.617; 2.550Coordinates: 41°37′N 2°33′E / 41.617°N 2.550°E / 41.617; 2.550
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Josep Manel Jimenez (CUP)
Area
 • Total 21.29 km2 (8.22 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2008[1])
 • Total 8,023
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Demonym Arenyenc, arenyenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arenys de Munt (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈɾɛɲz ðə ˈmun], arenys being Catalan for "sands (of a seasonal creek)", and de munt for "up hill" as opposed to Arenys de Mar, "sands by the sea") is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated inland from the coast, in the el Corredor range and including the peak of el Montalt (595 m). It retains a textile industry specialised in the production of towels, and is also known for the production of strawberries, cherries and liqueurs. The B-511 road links the town with Arenys de Mar, Vallgorguina and Sant Celoni.

It is also the hometown of actor Daniel Brühl[2][3] and footballer Cesc Fàbregas.

Politics[edit]

City Hall

On September 13, 2009, the municipality held a symbolic referendum (with no legal status under the Spanish Constitution) on self-determination and independence for Catalonia. The participation rate was 41% (33% of the town's entire population, including those under the voting age [4]). Over 96% of participating voters cast ballots in favour of independence.[5] The referendum gave inertia to a movement for similar consultations to be held in other municipalities across Catalonia, including a co-ordinated vote in multiple municipalities, which was held a week later, on December 13. [5]

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
3003 3232 3066 4023 4654 7807

See also[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).
  1. ^ [1] Population in 2008
  2. ^ [2] Biography of Daniel Brühl
  3. ^ [3] Hometown of Daniel Brühl
  4. ^ http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/Arenys/vota/masivamente/favor/independencia/Cataluna/elpepuesp/20090913elpepunac_1/Tes
  5. ^ a b [4] Arenys vota independència, AVUI.cat, September 14th 2009

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