La Garriga

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La Garriga
Municipality
La Garriga (Sant Esteve 2007) 021.jpg
Coat of arms of La Garriga
Coat of arms
La Garriga is located in Province of Barcelona
La Garriga
La Garriga
La Garriga is located in Spain
La Garriga
La Garriga
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°41′N 2°17′E / 41.683°N 2.283°E / 41.683; 2.283Coordinates: 41°41′N 2°17′E / 41.683°N 2.283°E / 41.683; 2.283
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Flag of Barcelona province(official).svg Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Meritxell Budó Pla (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 15,762
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Website www.lagarriga.cat

La Garriga is a municipality in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 18.8 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) and the population in 2014 was 15,762.[2]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

  • The Catalan writer and teacher, Núria Albó, was mayor here in 1979 and she was born here in 1930.[3]
  • The Catalan missionary priest in Cameroon Jordi Mas Castells was born here in 1930 and he died here in 2010.[4] In 2008, the town council in La Garriga honoured him as Illustrious Citizen.[5]
  • The New York-based sculptor, Ester Partegàs, was born here in 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de la Garriga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres: La Garriga". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Biografia". Associació d'Escriptors en Llengua Catalana. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Lapuerta 2009, pp. 66–81
  5. ^ "Jordi Mas i Castells, Illustrious Citizen of La Garriga" (in Catalan). Ajuntament de la Garriga. 3 December 2008. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Catalan) Lapuerta, Montserrat (2009). Retrats de Garriguencs Il·lustres (in Catalan). El Garbell. ISBN 978-84-613-6776-4. 

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