Premià de Mar

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Premià de Mar
Municipality
Catalonia PremiàDeMar Vista.JPG
Premià de Mar is located in Catalonia
Premià de Mar
Premià de Mar
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°29′N 2°21′E / 41.483°N 2.350°E / 41.483; 2.350Coordinates: 41°29′N 2°21′E / 41.483°N 2.350°E / 41.483; 2.350
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Miquel Buch i Moya
Area
 • Total 1.97 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 27,590
 • Density 14,000/km2 (36,000/sq mi)
Demonym Premianenc, premianenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Ceramycs telling the history of Premià, at the square.
Riera de Premià
Patronat Social, building from 1888.
Old Gas Factory.
Church of Sant Cristòfol

Premià de Mar (Catalan pronunciation: [pɾəmiˈa ðə ˈmar]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the coast between El Masnou and Vilassar de Mar, to the north-east of Barcelona. The town is both a tourist centre and a dormitory town for Barcelona.

Like almost all municipalities of Maresme, Premià de Mar has been historically very well connected with the rest of the comarca and with Barcelona thanks to old Camí Ral (Royal Way) (actual N-II main road) and railroad (Barcelona-Mataró railroad route (1848) was the first to be constructed in all the Iberian Peninsula). Communications have been enhanced in recent years with the construction (1969) of the C-32's Barcelona-Mataró section, also the first autopista (highway) to be constructed in all the Iberian Peninsula.

The town centre has buildings in a wide range of styles: neoclassical, modernista, noucentista and simply eclectic. The church of Sant Cristòfol has a baroque doorway with maritime motifs.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2239 3380 3947 11,284 20,069 27,590

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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