Lluçanès

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Lluçanès
Natural region
Landscape of the Lluçanès with the Sant Agustí de Lluçanès church in the foreground.
Landscape of the Lluçanès with the Sant Agustí de Lluçanès church in the foreground.
A map of Catalonia showing the Lluçanès location
A map of Catalonia showing the Lluçanès location
Country Catalonia, Spain
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)

Lluçanès (Catalan pronunciation: [ʎusəˈnɛs]) is a natural region transitioning between the Plain of Vic and Berguedà, in the pre-Pyrenees. Although not an officially recognized comarca of Catalonia, it has a strong historical, natural and social personality.

Corresponding municipalities[edit]

It is made up of the following municipalities:

Geography[edit]

Lluçanès is a plateau of about 400 km2, situated in the north-east of the depressió central of Catalonia

The major waterways of the comarca include the Ter and Llobregat rivers, into which the Riera de Merlès, Riera de Lluçanès and Gavarresa feed.

Lluçanès has a Mediterranean climate transitioning to continental. It has a median temperature of about 12 degrees Celsius, and receives an annual precipitation of between 600 and 900 liters.

New comarca proposal[edit]

Banner in Prats de Lluçanès in 2007, claiming Lluçanès as a comarca

In the "Report on the revision of Catalonia's territorial organisation model" of 2000, known as the Roca Report, commissioned by the Catalan government, it was recommended that Lluçanès should become a sub-comarca of Osona.[1] However, following a local campaign for full comarca status, a non-binding referendum was held in the region in July 2015, in which a majority in each of the municipalities of Alpens, Lluçà, Olost, Oristà, Perafita, Prats del Lluçanès, Sant Martí d'Albars, and Sobremunt, all currently in Osona, voted to join a new full comarca, while the other five municipalities voted to remain in their existing comarcas.[2] Several local and national officials expressed disappointment at the result which excludes regions strongly associated with Lluçanès from the proposed new comarca, and have called for discussions on ways to resolve the issue, including a repeat of the vote.[3][4]

See also[edit]

  • Moianès - a neighbouring region which became a new comarca earlier in 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miquel Roca i Junyent; et al. (December 2000). "Informe sobre la revisió del model d'organització teritorial de Catalunya" (in Catalan). pp. 44, 119. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-16. 
  2. ^ "El Lluçanès serà la comarca número 43 de Catalunya: el 'sí' guanya en vuit dels 13 municipis" (in Catalan). Ara (newspaper). 2015-07-26. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  3. ^ I. Ballesteros (2015-07-27). "Lluçanès, però incomplet" (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  4. ^ "La Generalitat veu de mal administrar el resultat del Lluçanès" (in Catalan). ca:Nació Digital. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2015-08-01. 

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Coordinates: 42°01′39″N 2°00′16″E / 42.02750°N 2.00444°E / 42.02750; 2.00444