Os de Balaguer

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Os de Balaguer
Coat of arms of Os de Balaguer
Coat of arms
Os de Balaguer is located in Catalonia
Os de Balaguer
Os de Balaguer
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°52′21″N 0°43′12″E / 41.87250°N 0.72000°E / 41.87250; 0.72000
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca La Noguera
 • Mayor Ignasi Cortés i Giné
 • Total 136 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation 463 m (1,519 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 985
 • Density 7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25610

Os de Balaguer is a municipality in the comarca of Noguera, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.

Economy is based on agriculture, with, in particular, the cultivation of vegetables, cereals and olive, and on animal husbandry as well.

Sights in the municipality include the rock paintings of Balma dels Vilars (included in the UNESCO Heritage list and the former Agostianian monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes.

Os de Balaguer was the birthplace of Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716–1784), governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.

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