Martorelles

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Martorelles
Municipality
Municipal council square
Municipal council square
Flag of Martorelles
Flag
Coat of arms of Martorelles
Coat of arms
Martorelles is located in Catalonia
Martorelles
Martorelles
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°31′48″N 2°14′20″E / 41.53°N 2.239°E / 41.53; 2.239Coordinates: 41°31′48″N 2°14′20″E / 41.53°N 2.239°E / 41.53; 2.239
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Flag of Barcelona province(official).svg Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Government
 • Mayor Marc Candela Callado (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 4,783
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Website www.martorelles.cat

Martorelles is a municipality in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 3.6 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 4903 people.[3]

It was in Martorelles that motorcycle ace Ricardo Tormo crashed and shattered his leg in 1984 during practice for a race at the Circuito Permanente del Jarama, ending his career. A car had managed to get into the area in which his Derbi team was practising, and he hit the car.

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