Olesa de Bonesvalls

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Olesa de Bonesvalls
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Olesa de Bonesvalls
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Olesa de Bonesvalls is located in Catalonia
Olesa de Bonesvalls
Olesa de Bonesvalls
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°21′N 1°51′E / 41.350°N 1.850°E / 41.350; 1.850Coordinates: 41°21′N 1°51′E / 41.350°N 1.850°E / 41.350; 1.850
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Alt Penedès
Government
 • Mayor Joan Parera i Serramià
Area
 • Total 41.80 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,556
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym Olesà, olesana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Olesa de Bonesvalls is a town in the Alt Penedès county in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the Garraf natural park, where Montau, with 658m, is the highest mountain. Olesa is a beautiful place; a medieval refugee for travellers (S. XII); a neoclassic church (SXVII), well kept vineyads and dry stone constructions scattered around the town that were used as refugees for shepherds are the most typical elements in Olesa. Olesa is also known for having the deepest caves (avenc) in Spain; "L' avenc de l' esquerra", 206 m, being the deepest. Avinyonet del Penedès and Begues are the closest towns to Olesa, and it is only 30-45 minutes drive from Barcelona.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
643 513 389 372 329 1556

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).
  • ^ Olesa de Bonevalls became part of the Alt Penedès in the comarcal revision of 1990: previously it formed part of the Garraf.

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