Begues

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For the commune of Allier, France, see Begues.
Begues
Municipality
Coat of arms of Begues
Coat of arms
Begues is located in Catalonia
Begues
Begues
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°20′N 1°56′E / 41.333°N 1.933°E / 41.333; 1.933Coordinates: 41°20′N 1°56′E / 41.333°N 1.933°E / 41.333; 1.933
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Baix Llobregat
Area
 • Total 50.42 km2 (19.47 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 5,023
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Beguetà, beguetana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Sundial in Begues

Begues (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbeɣəs]) is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the south-west of the comarca, and its municipal territory covers most of the Garraf massif including the peaks of el Montau (658 m) and La Morella (594 m).

Begues is an important tourist centre, and it is connected with Avinyonet del Penedès and with Gavà by a local road. Recently, Begues signed a contract with the mental asylum "Pere Mata" so that the mentally challenged could contribute to the village's economy by wrapping up the popular Spanish lollipop Chupa Chups in the local factory.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2002
1077 1003 968 1403 1534 5023

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).