Organyà

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Organyà
Municipality
Coat of arms of Organyà
Coat of arms
Organyà is located in Catalonia
Organyà
Organyà
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°12′47″N 1°19′44″E / 42.21306°N 1.32889°E / 42.21306; 1.32889Coordinates: 42°12′47″N 1°19′44″E / 42.21306°N 1.32889°E / 42.21306; 1.32889
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Alt Urgell
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Fiol i Colomar
Area
 • Total 12.54 km2 (4.84 sq mi)
Elevation 558 m (1,831 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 959
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym Ganxo, Ganxa
Organyès, organyesa
Organyenc, organyenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Organya, July 2007.

Organyà is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Urgell in Catalonia. It is situated on the right bank of the Segre river below the Trespons gorge, and is served by the C-14 road between Ponts and La Seu d'Urgell. There is a monument to the Homilies d'Organyà, a 12th or 13th century collection of sermons which is the oldest literary text in the Catalan language to survive in its entirety, discovered in the town in 1904.

Organyà is the birthplace of Rosa Florentina Eroles (1815-1864), the mother of Francis Ysidro Edgeworth. [1]

The municipality surrounds an exclave of Cabó.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
1002 1036 1087 1142 1079 959

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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