Argentona

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Argentona
Municipality
Sant Julià Argentona.JPG
Coat of arms of Argentona
Coat of arms
Argentona is located in Catalonia
Argentona
Argentona
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°33′N 2°24′E / 41.550°N 2.400°E / 41.550; 2.400Coordinates: 41°33′N 2°24′E / 41.550°N 2.400°E / 41.550; 2.400
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Ferran Armengol (CiU)
Area
 • Total 25.40 km2 (9.81 sq mi)
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 11,402
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Argentoní, argentonina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Argentona is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the south-east side of the granite Litoral range, to the north-west of Mataró. The town is both a tourist centre and a notable horticultural centre. A local road links the municipality with Cabrera de Mar and with the main N-II road at Vilassar de Mar.

The town centre has buildings in a wide range of styles. The late gothic church of Sant Julià was restored by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The same architect designed Casa Gari, a private residence adjoining the chapel of Sant Miquel del Cros, a work in the style of Antoni Gaudí by Lluís Bonet (1929). There are several buildings from the 16th to the 17th centuries, as well as the Roman chapel of La Mare de Déu del Viver and the benedictine priory of Sant Pere de Clarà. There is an interesting museum dedicated to water jugs, the Argentona Water Jug Museum, in which there are exhibited more than 700 pieces, including four ceramic works by Pablo Picasso.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2010
2014 2615 2889 4058 7183 11.718

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).

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