Olvan

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Olvan
Municipality
Cal Rosal
Cal Rosal
Coat of arms of Olvan
Coat of arms
Map showing location within Berguedà
Map showing location within Berguedà
Olvan is located in Catalonia
Olvan
Olvan
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°03′31″N 1°54′22″E / 42.05861°N 1.90611°E / 42.05861; 1.90611Coordinates: 42°03′31″N 1°54′22″E / 42.05861°N 1.90611°E / 42.05861; 1.90611
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor Judit Carreras i Tort
Area
 • Total 35.58 km2 (13.74 sq mi)
Elevation 553 m (1,814 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 905
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym Olvanès, olvanesa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Town Website

Olvan is a municipality in the comarca of Berguedà, Catalonia. It is made up of the town of Olvan and part of the former industrial colony of Cal Rosal, on the Llobregat river.

Economy[edit]

The most important industry in Olvan is agriculture, especially the cultivation of grains and potatoes, as well as the raising of pigs. The village of Olvan houses a few businesses (two small groceries and two cafés), its inhabitants are largely reliant on the stores in Gironella. Because it is located on the main highway, Cal Rosal houses a larger number of businesses.

Cal Rosal was centered around an important textile factory until it closed its doors in 1991. Today, there is still an industrial park within the municipality.

Sites of Interest[edit]

  • The chapel of Santa Maria de Valldaura once part of a Cistercian nunnery.
  • The church of L'Assumpció de la Mare de Déu, the parish church of Olvan. Originally romanesque, it has undergone many modifications.
  • The farm of Fuïves, the primary breeding center for the Catalan donkey. The farm is open to visitors.

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