Ponts, Lleida

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Ponts
Municipality
Romanesque art in Sant Pere Church in Ponts
Romanesque art in Sant Pere Church in Ponts
Ponts is located in Catalonia
Ponts
Ponts
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°54′53.28″N 1°11′6.00″E / 41.9148000°N 1.1850000°E / 41.9148000; 1.1850000
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Noguera
Government
 • Mayor Jaume García Badias (PM-PSC)
Area
 • Total 30.5 km2 (11.8 sq mi)
Elevation 363 m (1,191 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,803
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym Pontsicans
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25740
Website Official website

Ponts is a municipality and a town in the comarca of the Noguera in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Segre river near its confluence with the Llobregós river and at the point where the routes from Calaf (currently the C-1412 road) and Cervera (currently the L-313 road) meet the route from Lleida to La Seu d'Urgell (currently the C-1313 road).

Economy is based on agriculture (cereals, olives, vine, potato, sunflowers) and animal husbandry (domestic sheep, pigs, birds). The industry sector comprises food processing and textiles.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sant Pere de Ponts, a Romanesque church built in the 11th century.
  • Old quarter of Ponts. With the typical portico of the Major Street.
  • Rialb reservoir. This is the biggest dam in Catalonia.
  • Segarra-Garrigues Canal. It is the name of an important water line that supplies part of Lleida.
  • Parc La Roca del Call. It is an outdoor multi-sports complex, especially canoeing and kayaking.
  • Circuit del Bosquet (also known as Circuit de Ponts). It is one of the best motocross circuits in Catalonia.
  • Boncompte Museum. It is a private collection of firearms.

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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