Garrigues (comarca)

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Garrigues
Comarca
Flag of Garrigues
Flag
Coat of arms of Garrigues
Coat of arms
Location of Les Garrigues (in blue) within Catalonia
Location of Les Garrigues (in blue) within Catalonia
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Capital Les Borges Blanques
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 797.7 km2 (308.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 19,762
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Demonym Garriguenc / Garriguenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Les Borges Blanques

Les Garrigues is a comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Les Borges Blanques. Its symbol (on the flag and shield in the right panel) is an olive branch, Les Garrigues being the center of olive cultivation (most of it without the necessity of irrigation) in all of Catalonia. [1]

History[edit]

The cave paintings at Roca dels Moros, El Cogul, are the most important vestiges of prehistoric settlement in Les Garrigues. A Neolithic tomb has been found at Les Borges Blanques. During the Iberian era, the comarca was settled by the Ilergetians. There is documentation also for Roman summer residences and country villas, particularly in the north, but the Roman influence died out soon after. [2]

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
L'Albagés 419 25.7
L'Albi 834 32.5
Arbeca 2,389 58.3
Bellaguarda 307 17.1
Les Borges Blanques 6,088 61.6
Bovera 290 31.1
Castelldans 976 65.1
Cervià de les Garrigues 708 34.2
El Cogul 190 17.5
L'Espluga Calba 395 21.5
La Floresta 162 5.5
Fulleda 98 16.2
La Granadella 715 88.7
Granyena de les Garrigues 162 20.5
Juncosa 438 76.5
Juneda 3,497 47.3
Els Omellons 232 11.1
La Pobla de Cérvoles 220 61.9
Puiggròs 296 9.9
El Soleràs 359 12.2
Tarrés 105 13.0
Els Torms 148 13.8
El Vilosell 188 18.9
Vinaixa 546 37.6
• Total: 24 19,762 797.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°31′N 0°52′E / 41.517°N 0.867°E / 41.517; 0.867