Olèrdola

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Olèrdola
Municipality
Flag of Olèrdola
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Coat of arms of Olèrdola
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Olèrdola is located in Catalonia
Olèrdola
Olèrdola
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 1°43′23″E / 41.32194°N 1.72306°E / 41.32194; 1.72306Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 1°43′23″E / 41.32194°N 1.72306°E / 41.32194; 1.72306
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Alt Penedès
Government
 • Mayor Josep Tort i Miralles
Area
 • Total 30.15 km2 (11.64 sq mi)
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,280
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym Olerdolenc, olerdolenca
Mogenc, mogenca
Molantenc, molantenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Olèrdola is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Penedès in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the northern side of the Garraf massif, and the highest point of the municipality is the Puig de l'Àliga at 468 m.

Olèrdola castle controlled the area of the Penedès Depression in the Early Middle Ages, reaching the height of its significance when its castle dominated the region under the control of the rebellious Mir Geribert, "Prince of Olèrdola". Its importance declined from the twelfth century and its administrative role was taken by Vilafranca del Penedès. The territory has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, and Iberic and Roman remains are juxtaposed with the ruins of the castle. The unusual, circular, roman chapel of the Sant Sepulcre is near La Plana Rodona.

Subdivisions[edit]

The name of the municipality is derived from the historical castle, not from any modern settlement. Six villages and two industrial zones (polígons industrials) make up the municipality. Populations are given as of 2005:

  • Can Trabal (301)
  • Daltmar (353)
  • Moja (1285)
  • El Polígon Industrial de Sant Pere Molanta (12)
  • El Polígon Industrial el Clot de Moja
  • Sant Miquel d'Olèrdola (327)
  • Sant Pere Molanta (552), in the north of the municipality
  • Viladellops (34)

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
1438 1521 1234 1564 1578 3280

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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