Baix Llobregat

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Baix Llobregat
Comarca

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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Capital Sant Feliu de Llobregat
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 486.2 km2 (187.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 806,249
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)  
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipality Cornellà de Llobregat

Baix Llobregat (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbaʒ ʎuβɾəˈɣat]) is a comarca (county) on the coast of Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Sant Feliu de Llobregat.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
Abrera 12,125 19.9
Begues 6,620 50.4
Castelldefels 63,255 12.9
Castellví de Rosanes 1,760 16.4
Cervelló 8,811 24.1
Collbató 4,427 18.1
Corbera de Llobregat 14,237 18.4
Cornellà de Llobregat 86,234 7.0
Esparreguera 21,685 27.4
Esplugues de Llobregat 46,133 4.6
Gavà 46,326 30.8
Martorell 27,895 12.8
Molins de Rei 25,152 15.9
Olesa de Montserrat 23,543 16.6
Pallejà 11,253 8.3
La Palma de Cervelló 3,002 5.5
El Papiol 4,023 9.0
El Prat de Llobregat 62,866 31.4
Sant Andreu de la Barca 27,268 5.5
Sant Boi de Llobregat 83,107 21.5
Sant Climent de Llobregat 3,938 10.8
Sant Esteve Sesrovires 7,542 18.6
Sant Feliu de Llobregat 43,715 11.8
Sant Joan Despí 32,981 6.2
Sant Just Desvern 16,389 7.8
Sant Vicenç dels Horts 28,103 9.1
Santa Coloma de Cervelló 8,038 7.5
Torrelles de Llobregat 5,851 13.6
Vallirana 14,612 23.9
Viladecans 65,358 20.4
• Total: 30 806,249 486.2

Proposed changes[edit]

It has long been proposed to split the northern part of Baix Llobregat into a separate comarca. The Catalan government's "Report on the revision of Catalonia's territorial organisation model" (the Roca Report (ca)), published in 2000, recommends many changes to comarcas, including the creation of Baix Llobregat Nord (ca), with its capital at Martorell, taking in several more municipalities from Alt Penedès, Anoia, Bages, and Vallès Occidental.[2] Recent campaigns have referred to the proposed new comarca as "Montserratí", due to the landmark Montserrat mountain marking part of its eastern border.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25.
  2. ^ Miquel Roca i Junyent; et al. (December 2000). "Informe sobre la revisió del Model d'organització territorial de Catalunya" (PDF) (in Catalan). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-16.
  3. ^ Laura Guevara Montfort (7 July 2017). "Neix una Plataforma per reivindicar la futura comarca del Montserratí". Regió7. Retrieved 2017-07-20.(in Catalan)

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Coordinates: 41°25′50″N 1°58′00″E / 41.43056°N 1.96667°E / 41.43056; 1.96667