Alpens

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Alpens
Plaça Joan Prat Roca, Alpens
Plaça Joan Prat Roca, Alpens
Coat of arms of Alpens
Coat of arms
Alpens is located in Province of Barcelona
Alpens
Alpens
Location in Catalonia
Alpens is located in Spain
Alpens
Alpens
Alpens (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°07′N 2°06′E / 42.117°N 2.100°E / 42.117; 2.100Coordinates: 42°07′N 2°06′E / 42.117°N 2.100°E / 42.117; 2.100
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaOsona
Government
 • MayorMontserrat Barniol Carcasona (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Elevation
855 m (2,805 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total273
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alpensí, alpensina
Websitealpens.cat

Alpens (Catalan pronunciation: [əlˈpɛns]) is a municipality situated in the Lluçanès zone, within the comarca of Osona, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Alpens is located 105 km from the city of Barcelona and 35 km from the comarca capital, Vic.

In the municipal area there are ruins of a fortress which dates to the year 1109, the fortress of Freixenet. It is one of the places catalogued by the government as sites of Spanish cultural heritage. There is also the 10th-century church of Sant Pere de Serrallonga.

In 2015, the municipality voted to join a proposed new comarca of Lluçanès, but the plan was put on hold due to insufficient support.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament d'Alpens". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Alpens". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ I. Ballesteros (2015-07-27). "Lluçanès, però incomplet" (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. Retrieved 2015-07-28.

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