Ciutadilla

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Ciutadilla
Municipality
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Flag of Ciutadilla
Flag
Coat of arms of Ciutadilla
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Ciutadilla is located in Catalonia
Ciutadilla
Ciutadilla
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°33′40″N 1°08′23″E / 41.56110°N 1.13976°E / 41.56110; 1.13976Coordinates: 41°33′40″N 1°08′23″E / 41.56110°N 1.13976°E / 41.56110; 1.13976
Country Spain Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia Catalonia
Province Lleida Lleida
Comarca Urgell Urgell
Government
 • Alcalde Oscar Martínez Agusti
Area
 • Total 17.0 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 209
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25341
Website http://ciutadilla.cat

Ciutadilla is a village and municipality in the comarca of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain. Its population in 2013 was 209.

The village, the only settlement in the municipality, is situated on a hill close to where the Montblanc-to-Tàrrega highway crosses the Corb river. Its ruined castle occupies a commanding position overlooking not just the village but also the plains of Urgell and Segarra.[1] Many of the buildings in the village serve as holiday homes.

Economy[edit]

The municipality's economy depends largely on agriculture, mainly non-irrigated barley and other grains, vines, olives, and almonds, as well as pig- and poultry-farming.[1]

History[edit]

Ciutadilla in 1914

Ciutadilla village developed around its castle, and spread downhill. The castle is mentioned in extant 12th-century documents, and was significantly improved in the 16th century. It was badly damaged during the First Carlist War in 1835, and fell into ruins after that.[1] The municipality's population reached a peak of 872 in 1887, but has since steadily declined with the rest of the region to 209 in 2013.[2] Many archaeological remains from the Iberic, Greek and Roman periods have been found in the municipality.[1]

Culture[edit]

The main festivals in Ciutadilla are that of Saint Roch on the second weekend of August, and its patron saint Saint Michael on the 29th September.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ciutadilla". Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Ciutadilla". Statistics Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 

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