Granollers Town Hall
|• Mayor||Josep Mayoral i Antigas|
|• Total||14.89 km2 (5.75 sq mi)|
|Elevation||145 m (476 ft)|
|• Density||4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Granollers is a bustling business centre, and many industries are located there. However, in the southern portion of the municipality, the Palou area retains the agricultural characteristics of the past.
Granollers forms a conurbation with Canovelles, Les Franqueses del Vallès and the neighbourhood of La Torreta in La Roca del Vallès. The city is crossed by the Congost river, a tributary of the Besòs river. It is considered to be situated in the second crown of Barcelona metropolitan area. It is around 25 km north-east of the centre of Barcelona.
La Porxada, a Renaissance building which served as a grain storehouse, is an emblematic building. On Corró street, there is the ancient hospital of Sant Domènec, now the Francesc Tarafa theatre, a good example of restored Gothic architecture.
Notable natives and residents
- King Peter V of Aragon died in Granollers
- Gerard López, football player for Barcelona and Spain, born in Granollers
- Jordi López, footballer, born in Granollers
- Marc Valiente, footballer, born in Granollers
- Aleix Espargaró, motorcycle racer, born in Granollers
- Pol Espargaró, motorcycle racer, born in Granollers
- Victor Ojuel Escobar, writer, born in Granollers
- 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).