Capellades

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Capellades
Municipality
Coat of arms of Capellades
Coat of arms
Capellades is located in Catalonia
Capellades
Capellades
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°31′55″N 1°41′12″E / 41.53194°N 1.68667°E / 41.53194; 1.68667Coordinates: 41°31′55″N 1°41′12″E / 41.53194°N 1.68667°E / 41.53194; 1.68667
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Anoia (comarca)
Government
 • Alcalde Marcel·lí Martorell Font (2011) (CIU)
Area
 • Total 2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Elevation 317 m (1,040 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,458
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Demonym Capelladí ; Capelladina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08786
Website Official website

Capellades (Catalan pronunciation: [kəpəˈʎaðəs]) is a town in Catalonia, Spain, located in the south of the comarca of Anoia, some sixty metres above the Anoia river where it cuts through the Catalan Coastal Range. The C-244 trunk road from Vilafranca del Penedès and the FGC railway line R6 from Martorell and Barcelona run along the river valley below the town on their way to Igualada. It is about one hour from Barcelona by car, bus or train.

Capellades is known for the manufacture of paper since the seventeenth century. There is a small amount of agriculture, both irrigated (market gardening) and non-irrigated (cereals, grapes, almonds), although the territory of the municipality is small. Textile and ceramic manufacture and tourism during the summer also contribute to the local economy. Munich (sport shoes) has its headquarters in Capellades.

The site has been inhabited since the middle Paleolithic era (50000 years BP), and an archeological site just below the modern town, known locally as the Abric Romaní, is open to the public. There is also a Museum of Paper (Molí-Museu Paperer) housed in a converted papermill.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2005
2629 2275 2306 3910 4917 5302

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).

External links[edit]

Autoritat del Transport Metropolità
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Line R6
Barcelona
(Plaça d'Espanya)
Capellades Igualada