Espot

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Espot
Aerial view of Espot
Aerial view of Espot
Location in Pallars Sobirà
Location in Pallars Sobirà
Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 1°5′17″E / 42.57861°N 1.08806°E / 42.57861; 1.08806Coordinates: 42°34′43″N 1°5′17″E / 42.57861°N 1.08806°E / 42.57861; 1.08806
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaPallars Sobirà
Government
 • MayorJosep Maria Sebastià Canal (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total97.3 km2 (37.6 sq mi)
Elevation
1,318 m (4,324 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total352
 • Density3.6/km2 (9.4/sq mi)
Websiteespot.cat

Espot is a municipality in the comarca of the Pallars Sobirà in Catalonia, Spain. It is located in the Espot Valley, east of the river Noguera Pallaresa. The municipality is one of the entrances to the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. Espot has been mentioned in documents dating back to the year 839.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is largely based on tourism, thanks to the ski resort Espot Esquí and an increase in rural tourism. The area also depends on the milk industry and cattle ranching, specifically bovines. There are various hydroelectric power stations in the area including Sant Maurici, Lladres and Espot.

Population history[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1981 1986 2008
310 313 607 269 227 224 360

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament d'Espot". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Espot". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  • Espot" (in Catalan) from the Enciclopèdia Catalana
  • Tomàs Bonell, Jordi; Descobrir Catalunya, poble a poble, Prensa Catalana, Barcelona, 1994

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