Montgai

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Montgai
Municipality
Butsènit d'Urgell village
Butsènit d'Urgell village
Coat of arms of Montgai
Coat of arms
Montgai is located in Catalonia
Montgai
Montgai
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°47′59″N 0°57′39″E / 41.79972°N 0.96083°E / 41.79972; 0.96083Coordinates: 41°47′59″N 0°57′39″E / 41.79972°N 0.96083°E / 41.79972; 0.96083
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Bandera de la provincia de Lérida.svg Lleida
Comarca Bandera de la Noguera.svg Noguera
Government
 • Mayor Jaume Gilabert Torruella (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 28.9 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Elevation 286 m (938 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 663
 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Website www.montgai.cat

Montgai is a municipality in the province of Lleida and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the valley of the river Sió among the hills of Bellmunt in the south and the mountains of Montclar in the north.

The municipality consists of two villages: Montgai and Butsènit d'Urgell.

Economy[edit]

The economy is based in the agricultural activities. The expansion of cultivated land is quite divided between dry and irrigated land.

Population[edit]

In the 20th century Montgai had 27 houses, and increased the number of inhabitants until the 1930s. Then, it started a decrease because of economic crisis in the agriculture, and today there are 663 citizens.

Montgai: the village[edit]

In the middle of the village there is the church Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció, built in the mid-eighteenth century.

The Bell tower of the church Mare de Déu de l'Assumpció.

Butsènit d'Urgell[edit]

Church of Butsènit built in the 18th century

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