Bassella

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Bassella
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Bassella
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Bassella is located in Catalonia
Bassella
Bassella
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°0′25″N 1°17′44″E / 42.00694°N 1.29556°E / 42.00694; 1.29556Coordinates: 42°0′25″N 1°17′44″E / 42.00694°N 1.29556°E / 42.00694; 1.29556
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Alt Urgell
Government
 • Mayor Xavier Esteve i Bach
Area
 • Total 70.25 km2 (27.12 sq mi)
Elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 255
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9.4/sq mi)
Demonym Bassellenc, bassellenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bassella is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Urgell, in Catalonia, Spain. The village of Bassella, one of nine settlement which make up the municipality, is located at the confluence of the Segre river with the Salada river and at the point where the route from Solsona and the potash mines of Cardona (currently the L-301 road) meets the route between Lleida and La Seu d'Urgell (currently the C-1313 road). The ajuntament (town hall) is located in Castellnou de Bassella.

The municipality extends to both sides of the Segre river at the southern extremity of the Alt Urgell. Much of the territory has been flooded by the construction of the Rialb reservoir. It includes the southern exclave of Sant Mer within Pinell de Solsonès.

Subdivisions[edit]

Populations are as of 2005

  • Aguilar (21), with the foundations of the castle of Aguilar de Bassella
  • Altès (41), with the church of Sant Pere (nineteenth century)
  • Bassella (20), with the parish church of la Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció, also known as the Church of la Mare de Déu de la Garrola, and a wooden suspension bridge
  • Castellnou de Bassella (7)
  • La Clua (20), on a hill, with a roman church dating from the twelfth century
  • Guardiola (9), on the foothills of the Pubill range
  • Mirambell (23)
  • Ogern (123), on the road towards Solsona
  • Serinyana (1)

Demography[edit]

The quoted populations are for the entire municipality.

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
815 737 775 505 393 255

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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