Vallcebre

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Vallcebre
Municipality
Vallcebre-Altafulla 2009 055.jpg
Flag of Vallcebre
Flag
Coat of arms of Vallcebre
Coat of arms
Map showing location within Berguedà
Map showing location within Berguedà
Vallcebre is located in Catalonia
Vallcebre
Vallcebre
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°12′20″N 1°49′10″E / 42.20556°N 1.81944°E / 42.20556; 1.81944Coordinates: 42°12′20″N 1°49′10″E / 42.20556°N 1.81944°E / 42.20556; 1.81944
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor Francesc Xavier Huguet i Marza
Area
 • Total 27.99 km2 (10.81 sq mi)
Elevation 1,123 m (3,684 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 269
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym Vallcebrès, vallcebresa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Town Website

Vallcebre is a municipality in the comarca of Berguedà, Catalonia. It comprises two towns: Vallcebre proper, and the village of Sant Julià de Fréixens.

History[edit]

The town was first documented in the year 893, when it was mentioned as Balcebre in a document describing the consecration of the Cathedral of la Seu d'Urgell. By 983, a castle existed in the town, of which there is no trace today.

The municipality in former times was controlled in part by the Abbot of Bagà and the barons of Peguera. By the 15th century, it had become part of the possessions of the Foix family.

Culture[edit]

The parochial church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the patroness of the town, and is of relatively recent origin, having only been constructed in 1931. By 1991, it had become a ruin, and was therefore rebuilt in 2000. In the urban center of the town, however, the tiny romanesque church of Sant Julià de Fréixens is located. Consisting of a single, barrel-vaulted nave, it has been restored numerous times, leaving little of the original structure.

Economy[edit]

The municipality's economy is focused largely on the service sectors. Generally rural, agriculture in the municipality is concerned primarily with cereals and potatoes.

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