Solsona, Lleida

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Solsona
Municipality
Cathedral of Solsona.
Cathedral of Solsona.
Coat of arms of Solsona
Coat of arms
Solsona is located in Spain
Solsona
Solsona
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°59′52″N 1°31′15″E / 41.99778°N 1.52083°E / 41.99778; 1.52083
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Solsonès
Government
 • Mayor David Rodríguez González
Area
 • Total 18.14 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 9,233
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25280
Website http://www.ajsolsona.cat/

Solsona is a municipality and capital of the comarca of the Solsonès in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the centre of the comarca in the Central Catalan Depression. It is served by the C-55 road to Manresa, and is linked to Berga and Bassella by the C-26.

The old town is known as the Clos antic or the Vila vella: it preserves a large part of its fortifications. The cathedral of Santa Maria de Solsona and the episcopal palace are in a neoclassical style. The latter houses the diocean and comarcal museum and the Museum of Salt (Museu de la Sal), with crystals and objects made from the salt of Cardona.

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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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