Gironella

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Gironella
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Gironella
Coat of arms
Gironella is located in Catalonia
Gironella
Gironella
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°02′N 1°53′E / 42.033°N 1.883°E / 42.033; 1.883Coordinates: 42°02′N 1°53′E / 42.033°N 1.883°E / 42.033; 1.883
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor David Font i Simon
Area
 • Total 7.78 km2 (3.00 sq mi)
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,844
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym Gironellenc, gironellenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Gironella is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the left bank of the Llobregat river to the south of Berga. The local economy is traditionally based on cotton spinning and textile manufacture, although tourism is now more important: the company towns or "colonies" of workers houses surround the cotton mills are of historical interest.The town is served by the C-16 road to Berga and the Cadí tunnel. Gironella, which has numerous stores, bars, and schools, is an important economic center for the smaller towns around it, such as Olvan, Sagàs or Casserres.

The town is mentioned in a well-known traditional Catalan song, A Gironella or Cançó de Gironella, in which a young man laments being rejected by his beloved and being forced to leave the town behind.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2953 4505 4410 5703 5360 4844

Notable inhabitants[edit]

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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