El Poal

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El Poal
Coat of arms of El Poal
Coat of arms
Location of El Poal
Coordinates: 41°40′51″N 0°51′26″E / 41.68083°N 0.85722°E / 41.68083; 0.85722Coordinates: 41°40′51″N 0°51′26″E / 41.68083°N 0.85722°E / 41.68083; 0.85722
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Catalonia
Province Lérida
Comarca Pla d'Urgell
Government
 • Mayor Rafel Panadés i Farré (CiU)
Area
 • Total 8.9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 649
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Website http://poal.ddl.net

El Poal is a village of Pla d'Urgell, Catalonia, Spain.

Geography[edit]

El Poal is approximately located five miles south from Mollerussa, capital of the region, specifically along the shore of the Urgell Canal. El Poal borders on Linyola to the north, Palau d’Anglesola to the south, Vila-sana to the east and Bellvís to the west.

  • Altitude: 215 metres
  • Surface: 9 square km
  • Population: 660 inhabitants

Throughout this fertile plain irrigated crops such as fodder, maize, cereals and fruit trees are cultivated. The economy of the village is complemented by stockbreeding. Minor occupation is focused on industry and services.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Historical population of El Poal
Year 1930 1950 1970 1981 1986
Population 659 768 815 728 689

Special events, fairs and celebrations[edit]

  • Annual Town Celebration and Sona El Poal Festival (electronic nights with video projections along the town): 24th of August
  • Carnival 2006: 24th and 25th of February (big fire organized by the youth, popular dinner and traditional dances)
  • Annual Celebration of El Roser: 2nd weekend of May
  • Annual Celebration of Joan Baptista: 3rd weekend of August
  • National Day of Catalonia: 11th of September (popular sardine dinner with habaneras party in the swimming-pool)

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