Martorelles

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Municipal council square

Martorelles is a municipality in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 4903 people.[1]

It was in Martorelles that motorcycle ace Ricardo Tormo crashed and shattered his leg in 1984 during practice for a race at the Circuito Permanente del Jarama, ending his career. A car had managed to get into the area in which his Derbi team was practising, and he hit the car.

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Coordinates: 41°31′N 2°14′E / 41.517°N 2.233°E / 41.517; 2.233