Capçanes

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Capçanes
Municipality
Capçanes from the east
Capçanes from the east
Coat of arms of Capçanes
Coat of arms
Capçanes is located in Catalonia
Capçanes
Capçanes
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°06′07″N 0°46′55″E / 41.102°N 0.782°E / 41.102; 0.782Coordinates: 41°06′07″N 0°46′55″E / 41.102°N 0.782°E / 41.102; 0.782
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Bandera actual de la provincia de Tarragona.svg Tarragona
Comarca Priorat
Government
 • Mayor Juan Carlos Carlos Vaqué (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 411
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Website capcanes.org

Capçanes is a Catalan village in the province of Tarragona in north-eastern Spain. It is situated in the comarca of Priorat.

Geography[edit]

Capçanes is situated about 7 km (4.4 mi) south of Falset, 40 km (25 mi) west of Tarragona, and about 160 km (100 mi) south-west of Barcelona.

Economy[edit]

The village's main activity is agriculture, predominantly wine-growing, but also olive and almond production.

Sights[edit]

  • Monument to Carrasclet, who was born in the village, by Francesc Carulla i Serra.
  • Wine-growers' cooperative, founded in 1933.

Sons and daughters of the village[edit]

Pere Joan Barceló i Anguera (1687–1741), a.k.a. Carrasclet ("Carbon seller," a reference to his occupation), guerrillero, who fought in the War of Spanish Succession on the side of Archduke Charles of Austria against the Bourbons and who died in exile.

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