Espot

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Espot
Municipality
Aerial view of Espot
Aerial view of Espot
Location in Pallars Sobirà
Location in Pallars Sobirà
Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 1°5′17″E / 42.57861°N 1.08806°E / 42.57861; 1.08806Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 1°5′17″E / 42.57861°N 1.08806°E / 42.57861; 1.08806
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Pallars Sobirà
Government
 • Mayor Agustí Perot i Llimiñana "PP"
Area
 • Total 97.30 km2 (37.57 sq mi)
Elevation 1,318 m (4,324 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 360
 • Density 3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official Website (Catalan)

Espot is a municipality in the comarca of the Pallars Sobirà in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the Espot Valley, east of the river Noguera Pallaresa. The municipality is one of the entrances to the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. Espot has been mentioned in documents dating back to the year 839.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is largely based on tourism, thanks to the ski resort Espot Esquí and an increase in rural tourism. The area also depends on the milk industry and cattle ranching, specifically bovines. There are various hydroelectric power stations in the area including Sant Maurici, Lladres and Espot.

Population history[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1981 1986 2008
310 313 607 269 227 224 360


References[edit]

  • Espot" (Catalan) from the Enciclopèdia Catalana
  • Tomàs Bonell, Jordi; Descobrir Catalunya, poble a poble, Prensa Catalana, Barcelona, 1994

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