Alpens

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Alpens
Municipality
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
Alpens is located in Spain
Alpens
Alpens
Location in Catalonia
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
Province Barcelona
Comarca Osona
Government
 • Mayor Montserrat Barniol Carcasona (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Elevation 855 m (2,805 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 300
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alpensí, alpensina
Website alpens.cat

Alpens (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫˈpɛns]) 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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ I. Ballesteros (2015-07-27). "Lluçanès, però incomplet" (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 

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