Martorell

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Martorell
Municipality
Baix Llobregat nord.jpg
Flag of Martorell
Flag
Coat of arms of Martorell
Coat of arms
Martorell is located in Catalonia
Martorell
Martorell
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°28′N 1°56′E / 41.467°N 1.933°E / 41.467; 1.933Coordinates: 41°28′N 1°56′E / 41.467°N 1.933°E / 41.467; 1.933
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Baix Llobregat
Area
 • Total 12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 24,549
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Martorell (Catalan pronunciation: [mərtuˈɾeʎ]) is a municipality that forms part of the Baix Llobregat comarca, in Catalonia, Spain, primarily known for its medieval Devil's bridge. It lies at the confluence of the Llobregat and Anoia rivers.

It has three railway stations - one on the RENFE line from Manresa to Sant Vicenç de Calders (via Barcelona and Vilafranca del Penedès) called "Martorell", and three on the FGC line from Barcelona to Manresa called "Martorell-Vila", "Martorell-Enllaç" and "Martorell-Central".

Martorell is home to the SEAT corporate headquarters[1] and automobile factory[citation needed], where the Audi Q3 is manufactured.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2002
3221 4972 5887 13,086 16,170 24,549

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Martorell (data from 1964-1970)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
12.8
(55)
16.3
(61.3)
20.7
(69.3)
25.8
(78.4)
29.5
(85.1)
33.0
(91.4)
31.3
(88.3)
26.3
(79.3)
21.2
(70.2)
15.0
(59)
10.8
(51.4)
21.2
(70.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.6
(45.7)
10.4
(50.7)
14.1
(57.4)
18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
20.8
(69.4)
16.2
(61.2)
10.2
(50.4)
6.6
(43.9)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
2.4
(36.3)
4.6
(40.3)
7.5
(45.5)
11.1
(52)
14.3
(57.7)
17.9
(64.2)
18.4
(65.1)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52)
5.5
(41.9)
2.5
(36.5)
9.4
(48.9)
Source: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legal Note." SEAT. Retrieved on 20 November 2012. "Autovía A-2, Km 585 – 08760 Martorell"
  2. ^ "ESP BARCELONA - MARTORELL". 
  • 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).
Autoritat del Transport Metropolità
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Line R6
Barcelona
(Plaça d'Espanya)
Martorell-Enllaç Igualada