Arbeca

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Arbeca
Municipality
Arbeca town hall
Arbeca town hall
Flag of Arbeca
Flag
Coat of arms of Arbeca
Coat of arms
Arbeca is located in Catalonia
Arbeca
Arbeca
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°32′28″N 0°55′26″E / 41.541°N 0.924°E / 41.541; 0.924Coordinates: 41°32′28″N 0°55′26″E / 41.541°N 0.924°E / 41.541; 0.924
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Garrigues
Government
 • Mayor Joan Miquel Simó Falcó (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 58.3 km2 (22.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 2,389
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Website www.arbeca.cat

Arbeca is a village in the comarca of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lleida, in Catalonia, Spain.

It is the third village of Les Garrigues in number of inhabitants, close to Les Borges Blanques and Juneda. The population is about 2,500 and the village has given its name to arbequina olives, used to produce a highly valued olive oil for human consumption, grown not only in Les Garrigues but also in many places in Spain, such as Andalusia. The economy of the village is basically agrarian, with the cultivation on its irrigated and unirrigated land of almonds, cereals, pears, apples, olives, peaches, etc.

Arbeca is situated in the north-northeast of Les Garrigues, near the comarques of Pla d'Urgell and Urgell, and about 30 kilometers from Lleida, the capital of the province of the same name.

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