Granollers

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Granollers
Municipality
Granollers Town Hall
Granollers Town Hall
Coat of arms of Granollers
Coat of arms
Granollers is located in Spain
Granollers
Granollers
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°37′N 2°18′E / 41.617°N 2.300°E / 41.617; 2.300
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Josep Mayoral i Antigas
Area
 • Total 14.89 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 60,658
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Demonym Granollerí, granollerina
Granollerins, granollerines
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Granollers (Catalan pronunciation: [ɡɾənuˈʎes]) is a city near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is the capital and most densely populated city of the comarca of Vallès Oriental.

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.

Main sights[edit]

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[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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