Granollers

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Granollers
Municipality
Granollers Town Hall
Granollers Town Hall
Coat of arms of Granollers
Coat of arms
Granollers is located in Province of Barcelona
Granollers
Granollers
Location in Catalonia
Granollers is located in Spain
Granollers
Granollers
Granollers (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°36′29″N 2°17′17″E / 41.608°N 2.288°E / 41.608; 2.288Coordinates: 41°36′29″N 2°17′17″E / 41.608°N 2.288°E / 41.608; 2.288
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Josep Mayoral Antigas (2015)[1] ((PSC))
Area[2]
 • Total 14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 59,930
 • Density 4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Granollerí, granollerina
Granollerins, granollerines
Climate Cfa
Website granollers.cat

Granollers (Catalan pronunciation: [ɡɾənuˈʎes]) is a city near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is the capital and most densely populated city of the comarca of Vallès Oriental.

Granollers is now a bustling business centre, having grown from a town dominated by Catalonia's textile industry that was so prominent during the 19th Century. However, in the southern portion of the municipality, the Palou area retains the agricultural characteristics of the past.[3]

Granollers forms a conurbation with Canovelles, Les Franqueses del Vallès and the neighbourhood of La Torreta in La Roca del Vallès. The city is crossed by the Congost river, a tributary of the Besòs river. It is considered to be situated in the second crown of Barcelona metropolitan area. It is around 25 km north-east of the centre of Barcelona.

Notable landmarks[edit]

La Porxada, a Renaissance building which served as a grain storehouse, is an emblematic building. On Corró street, there is the ancient hospital of Sant Domènec, now the Francesc Tarafa theatre, a good example of restored Gothic architecture. The church of Sant Esteve in the city centre, also contains Gothic elements from the 15th Century along with an octagonal tower.[4]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Granollers". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Granollers". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Joseph (7 July 2017). "Granollers - The Catalan Life". The Travel Pocket Guide. 
  4. ^ Rogers, Joseph (7 July 2017). "Granollers - The Catalan Life". The Travel Pocket Guide. 
  • 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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