Sant Quirze de Besora

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Sant Quirze de Besora
Flag of Sant Quirze de Besora
Coat of arms of Sant Quirze de Besora
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Sant Quirze de Besora is located in Catalonia
Sant Quirze de Besora
Sant Quirze de Besora
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°06′12″N 2°13′13″E / 42.10333°N 2.22028°E / 42.10333; 2.22028Coordinates: 42°06′12″N 2°13′13″E / 42.10333°N 2.22028°E / 42.10333; 2.22028
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Osona
 • Mayor David Mascarella i Terradellas
 • Total 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 587 m (1,926 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,146
 • Density 260/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym Santquirzenc, santquirzenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Sant Quirze de Besora is a municipality in the comarca of Osona[1] in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the banks of the Ter river in the north of the comarca. It is on the main communication route between Barcelona and Puigcerdà, served by the C-17 road and a station on the RENFE railway line. It is also linked to Prats de Lluçanès and the Berguedà by the C-149 road. There is a tradition of textile manufacture in the town, as well as a distillery and a hydroelectric power station.


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  1. ^ Sant Quirze de Besora became part of Osona in the comarcal revision of 1990: previously it formed part of the Ripollès.


  • 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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