Castellbell i el Vilar

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Castellbell i el Vilar
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Castellbell i el Vilar
Coat of arms
Castellbell i el Vilar is located in Catalonia
Castellbell i el Vilar
Castellbell i el Vilar
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°38′2″N 1°51′50″E / 41.63389°N 1.86389°E / 41.63389; 1.86389Coordinates: 41°38′2″N 1°51′50″E / 41.63389°N 1.86389°E / 41.63389; 1.86389
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Bagess
Government
 • Mayor Josep Torras i Gibert
Area
 • Total 24.48 km2 (9.45 sq mi)
Elevation 178 m (584 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,479
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym Castellvilanenc, castellvilanenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Castellbell i el Vilar is a municipality in the comarca of the Bages in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated at the point where the Llobregat river crosses the Prelittoral Range. The railway station serves both the FGC line R5 between Barcelona and Manresa and the RENFE line between Barcelona and Zaragoza. The C-1411 road links the municipality with Martorell and Manresa.

Castellbell i el Vilar is known for its cotton industry, although agriculture is at least as important to the local economy. Castellbell castle (gothic, fourteenth century) was one of the two main points (along with Claramunt castle) controlling access to the lower Llobregat valley, and hence to Barcelona. The bridge over the Llobregat also dates from the fourteenth century.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2026 2952 3189 3527 3316 3479

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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