Calaf

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This article is about the Catalan town. For the opera character Calàf, see Turandot.
Calaf
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Calaf
Coat of arms
Calaf is located in Catalonia
Calaf
Calaf
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°44′N 1°31′E / 41.733°N 1.517°E / 41.733; 1.517
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Anoia
Government
 • Mayor Maria Antònia Trullàs Povedano
Area
 • Total 9.22 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
Elevation 680 m (2,230 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,630
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym Calafins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08280

Calaf (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈlaf]) is the main town in the northern portion of the comarca of the Anoia in Catalonia, Spain, situated on the Calaf Plain. The town holds an important weekly livestock market.

It is served by the main N-II road from Barcelona to Lleida, the RENFE railway line from Manresa to Lleida and the C-1412 road from Igualada to Ponts. Calaf also has an exit from the new C25 that crosses Catalonia from Girona to Lleida. The remains of Calaf castle dominate the town from a hilltop.

Subdivisions[edit]

The village of La Pineda (population (2005): 195) is included within the municipality of Calaf.

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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