Talarn

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Talarn
Municipality
Lleida - Vista del pueblo de Talarn.jpg
Coat of arms of Talarn
Coat of arms
Talarn is located in Catalonia
Talarn
Talarn
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°11′N 0°54′E / 42.183°N 0.900°E / 42.183; 0.900Coordinates: 42°11′N 0°54′E / 42.183°N 0.900°E / 42.183; 0.900
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Pallars Jussà
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Cirera Mir
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 572 m (1,877 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 382
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Talarn (Catalan pronunciation: [təˈɫarn], locally: [taˈlaɾn]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Pallars Jussà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the centre of the Tremp basin, on the Noguera Pallaresa river below the Sant Antoni reservoir. It is the site of a hydroelectric power station and of a training school of the Spanish army (Academia Básica de Suboficiales). The town is served by the C-147 road between Tremp and La Pobla de Segur.

Talarn was originated on a hill around the former castle. It was an important fortified place and the chief town of the area of Pallars in 1453. The arms (see image) show a wall, the enclosure around the town (at present day there are some remains of it), and the royal arms of Catalonia-Aragon (four pales Gules on Or), alluding to the royal jurisdiction (in 1370 the right to have a fair and market was given by the king, and the town had a representation in the Catalan Parliament). These arms were officially granted on July 25, 1991.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
596 528 423 537 385 382

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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