Montcada i Reixac

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Montcada i Reixac
Municipality
Besòs i turó de Montcada.jpg
Flag of Montcada i Reixac
Flag
Coat of arms of Montcada i Reixac
Coat of arms
Montcada i Reixac is located in Catalonia
Montcada i Reixac
Montcada i Reixac
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°29′14″N 2°11′16″E / 41.48722°N 2.18778°E / 41.48722; 2.18778
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Occidental
Area
 • Total 23.34 km2 (9.01 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 33,453
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Demonym Montcadenc, montcadenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Montcada i Reixac (Catalan pronunciation: [muŋˈkaðə j rəˈʃak]), often referred to as simply Montcada, is a municipality in the comarca of the Vallès Occidental in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated at the confluence of the Ripoll river and the Besós river, and very close to the northernmost neighbourhoods of the city of Barcelona and is therefore a part of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. It had 33,656 inhabitants according to the 2010 census.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The following areas make up the urban tissue of Montcada: Can Cuiàs, Can Pomada, Can Sant Joan (Bifurcació), Carrerada (Montcada Nova), Font Pudenta, La Ribera (Valentine), Mas Duran, Mas Rampinyo, Montcada Centre, Pla d'en Coll, Terra Nostra (Santa Maria de Montcada) i Vallençana-Reixac. The municipality includes a small exclave to the north between Palau-solità i Plegamans and Mollet del Vallès.

Transport[edit]

The town is served by the A-7 autopista, the N-152 road, six RENFE Rodalies Barcelona and regional railway stations used by several lines, and the terminus Barcelona Metro line 11, located at Can Cuiàs.

Twin towns[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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