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Bellvitge (Catalan pronunciation: [bəʎˈvid͡ʒə]) is a mostly working-class neighborhood in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, belonging to the metropolitan area of Barcelona. It is part of L'Hospitalet's District VI, along with Gornal.
Bellvitge is situated at a height of 4 to 8 meters above sea level. It borders the cities of Cornellà de Llobregat, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona on the west and south; El Gornal neighborhood in the east, with El Centre to the north.
In 1964 the real estate agency Inmobiliaria Ciudad Condal S.A. (ICC) initiated the construction of this neighbourhood as it stands nowadays, beside the hermitage, on land which had been bought from local farmers. It was designed as a residential area to house the large number of people who came to Barcelona from elsewhere in Spain in the 1960s to work in the bustling automotive industry.
People from Bellvitge
- Xavi Fernández: Professional basketball player
- Alberto Lopo: Football player for the Deportivo de La Coruña