Lluçà

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Lluçà
Municipality
The village of Lluçà from the castle
The village of Lluçà from the castle
Flag of Lluçà
Flag
Coat of arms of Lluçà
Coat of arms
Lluçà is located in Catalonia
Lluçà
Lluçà
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°4′0″N 2°4′25″E / 42.06667°N 2.07361°E / 42.06667; 2.07361Coordinates: 42°4′0″N 2°4′25″E / 42.06667°N 2.07361°E / 42.06667; 2.07361
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Osona
Government
 • Mayor Eva Boixadé Calm
Area
 • Total 53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 751 m (2,464 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 255
 • Density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym Lluçanenc, lluçanenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Town website

Lluçà (Catalan pronunciation: [ʎuˈsa]) is a municipality in the comarca of Osona in Catalonia, Spain. It is subdivided into the town of Santa Eulàlia de Puig-oriol, and the much smaller village of Lluçà. This village, prominent because of its monastery, gives its name to the surrounding natural comarca of Lluçanès.

History[edit]

Lluçà was part of the County of Roussillon area and governed by the Counts of Roussillon during the 6th and 7th centuries. Throughout the end of the 8th century and the middle of the twelfth century, Lluçà was governed by various Counts of Barcelona. However, it is assumed that at some point, Almanzor may have obtained control of the region.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2008
613 834 677 528 299 255

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Remains of the Castle of Lluçà
  • Romanesque hermitage of Sant Vicenç del Castell. A circular building with a hemispherical vault and small apse. Documented since 988, the present structure dates from the 11th and 12th centuries.
  • Monastery of Santa Maria de Lluçà. A Romanesque church with Gothic murals.

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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).