Barberà del Vallès

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Barberà del Vallès
Municipality
Church of Santa Maria de Barberà
Church of Santa Maria de Barberà
Flag of Barberà del Vallès
Flag
Coat of arms of Barberà del Vallès
Coat of arms
Barberà del Vallès is located in Catalonia
Barberà del Vallès
Barberà del Vallès
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°30′59″N 2°07′28″E / 41.51639°N 2.12444°E / 41.51639; 2.12444
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Occidental
Government
 • Mayor Sílvia Fuster Alay (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 32,550
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barberenc
Website www.bdv.cat

Barberà del Vallès, or Barberà del Vallés (in Spanish) also known as Santa Maria de Barberà, is a municipality in the comarca of the Vallès Occidental in Catalonia,which belongs to the province of Barcelona, Spain. It is situated in the valley of the Ripoll river to the south of Sabadell, about 17 kilometers from Barcelona. It's integrated in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

History[edit]

Present[edit]

Actually, Barberà del Vallès is a city of more than 30,000 people. In the industrial field, it is one of the main cities of the region of Western Valley (Vallés Occidental), with a clear division between the urban and industrial area. The population of the city, which is mostly the result of internal immigration of Spain in the sixties, is part of this city, assimilating the indigenous culture of Catalonia and promotes cultural and folkloric associations. This can be seen in the April Fair (Feria de Abril), held until the 1980s in Barberà del Vallès in Catalonia.

Barbera in 1985 celebrated its millennium, which coincided with the opening of the Millennium Square in the vicinity of La Romànica, with balconies to Ripoll river and its riverside park.

Demography[edit]

Years 1900 1930 1960 1970 1990 1995 2010 2015
Population 780 1638 2.662 8378 31370 24.682 31.688 32.545

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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