Santa Margarida de Montbui

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Santa Margarida de Montbui
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Santa Margarida de Montbui
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Santa Margarida de Montbui is located in Catalonia
Santa Margarida de Montbui
Santa Margarida de Montbui
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°34′32″N 1°36′33″E / 41.57556°N 1.60917°E / 41.57556; 1.60917Coordinates: 41°34′32″N 1°36′33″E / 41.57556°N 1.60917°E / 41.57556; 1.60917
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Anoia
Government
 • Mayor Teodoro Romero i Hernández
Area
 • Total 27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Elevation 316 m (1,037 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,778
 • Density 356.23/km2 (922.6/sq mi)
Demonym Montbuienc, montbuienca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Santa Maragarida de Montbui is a municipality in the comarca of the Anoia in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Òdena Basin, immediately to the west of Igualada of which it effectively forms a suburb. The ajuntament (town hall) is in Sant Maure. Other neighbourhoods in Montbui are the Old Town, el Saió-Coll del Guix and La Mallola.

Demography[edit]

Montbui has received a huge immigration in the late fifties.

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
531 961 790 5229 9088 9825

Geography[edit]

The most famous mountain in Santa Margarida de Montbui is called La Tossa. It has an altitude of 650 m. La Tossa mountain belongs to the serra de Miralles-Queralt range.In this mountain there is a Romanesque chapel devoted to Virgin Mary and dating back to the 11th century.

The Anoia river borders Santa Margarida de Montbui to the South and separates this municipality from Igualada.

Education and Culture[edit]

In Montbui there are three primary education schools (Montbou, García Lorca and Antoni Gaudí) and a secondary school (Institut Montbui)

Some of the cultural centres in Montbui are La Vinícola (Sant Maure) and the Ateneu Cultural i Recreatiu (Old town).

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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