Les Borges Blanques

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Les Borges Blanques
Municipality
Olive oil press in Les Borges Blanques
Olive oil press in Les Borges Blanques
Coat of arms of Les Borges Blanques
Coat of arms
Les Borges Blanques is located in Catalonia
Les Borges Blanques
Les Borges Blanques
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°31′10″N 0°52′6″E / 41.51944°N 0.86833°E / 41.51944; 0.86833Coordinates: 41°31′10″N 0°52′6″E / 41.51944°N 0.86833°E / 41.51944; 0.86833
Province Lleida
Comarca Garrigues
Government
 • Mayor Enric Mir Pifarré (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 61.6 km2 (23.8 sq mi)
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 6,088
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Website www.lesborgesblanques.cat

Les Borges Blanques (Catalan pronunciation: [ɫəs ˌbɔɾʒəs ˈbɫaŋkəs]) is the capital of the comarca of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lleida, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[3] the municipality has a population of 6,088 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

It lies in the southern sector of the central Catalan depression, near the zone watered by the Urgell canal. The high plateaus are covered by olive groves. The economy is agricultural, and Les Borges Blanques is a major producer of olives, in particular a variety known as arbequina which produces a highly prized oil. The cooperative movement has strong roots in the area. There is little or no tourist infrastructure. The municipality is split into two parts, separated by Juneda municipality, the bigger eastern part having almost all the population.

The traditional symbol of this city is an ox, which appears on a widely used but unofficial coat of arms.

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