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Coat of arms of Oliana
Coat of arms
Oliana is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°04′N 1°19′E / 42.067°N 1.317°E / 42.067; 1.317Coordinates: 42°04′N 1°19′E / 42.067°N 1.317°E / 42.067; 1.317
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Alt Urgell
 • Total 31.92 km2 (12.32 sq mi)
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,932
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oliana is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Urgell in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Segre valley immediately below the Oliana reservoir. There is factory of domestic electrical appliances in the town, and the presence of non-farming employment has meant that Oliana has escaped the depopulation experienced by most municipalities in north-west Catalonia. It is currently the second-largest town (by population) in the Alt Urgell, behind the comarcal capital La Seu d'Urgell. The town is served by the C-14 road between Ponts and La Seu d'Urgell.


1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2005
986 1127 1793 1793 2075 1932


The municipality of Oliana includes two outlying villages. Populations are given as of 2001:

  • Les Anoves (27)
  • El Castell (73)


  • 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).