Osona

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This article is about the modern Catalan comarca. For the historical county, see County of Osona.
Osona
Comarca
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Coat of arms of Osona
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona and Girona
Capital Vic
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 1,263.8 km2 (488.0 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 152.411
 • Density 0.12/km2 (0.31/sq mi)
Demonym osonenc (m.)
osonenca (f.)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Vic

Osona (Catalan pronunciation: [uˈzonə]) is a comarca situated in central Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Vic. Its population in 2001 was 129,543. Osona covers roughly the same area as the historic Catalan county of Osona. The name Osona comes from Ausetans, a group of Iberian people that had their capital in Ausa (today Vic); the Romans called the area Ausone or Ausona. While most of the comarca is within the province of Barcelona, the municipalities of Espinelves, Vidrà and Viladrau form part of the province of Girona.

Long famous for its sausages (especially fuet) and other pork derivatives, in recent years the area has become somewhat infamous for the pollution of its waterways due to the factory farming of pigs.

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Populations are from 2001.

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Coordinates: 41°56′53″N 2°14′42″E / 41.94806°N 2.24500°E / 41.94806; 2.24500