La Granja d'Escarp

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La Granja d'Escarp
Granja d'Escarp panorámica.jpg
Coat of arms of La Granja d'Escarp
Coat of arms
La Granja d'Escarp is located in Catalonia
La Granja d'Escarp
La Granja d'Escarp
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°25′15″N 0°21′13″E / 41.42083°N 0.35361°E / 41.42083; 0.35361Coordinates: 41°25′15″N 0°21′13″E / 41.42083°N 0.35361°E / 41.42083; 0.35361
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Segrià
 • mayor Manel Solé Agustí (2015)[1]
 • Total 38.5 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (233 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 972
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym(s) granjolí, granjolina

La Granja d'Escarp is a municipality in the comarca of the Segrià in Catalonia, Spain.

The town is located at the confluence of the Segre and Cinca rivers.

The monastery of La Granja d'Escarp was founded by Cistercian monks in 1213. La Granja d'Escarp has lost some population since year 1920 when it reached a peak of 1,366 inhabitants.[3] The economy is based on the produce of fruit trees growing in irrigated fields. The area enjoyed some prosperity in the past owing to nearby coal mines.

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