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Flag of Cercs
Coat of arms of Cercs
Coat of arms
Cercs is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°8′53″N 1°51′43″E / 42.14806°N 1.86194°E / 42.14806; 1.86194Coordinates: 42°8′53″N 1°51′43″E / 42.14806°N 1.86194°E / 42.14806; 1.86194
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
 • Mayor Ferran Civil i Arnabat
 • Total 47.35 km2 (18.28 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,331
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Demonym Cercorí, cercorina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Cercs is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia. It is situated on the right bank of the Llobregat river above the Baells reservoir. It is the site of an important power station which burns the lignite extracted at Fígols and Saldes. The town is served by the C-1411 road between Berga and the Cadí tunnel.

The preroman church of Sant Quirze de Pedret is the source of two painted conjunts, which are now displayed at the diocean museum in Solsona and in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona. The remains of the monastery of Sant Salvador de la Vedella are visible on a hill emerging in the middle of the Baells reservoir.

The Cercs Mine Museum is located in the Sant Corneli colony, in the Cercs municipal area.


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  • 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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