Oliana

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Oliana
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Oliana
Coat of arms
Oliana is located in Catalonia
Oliana
Oliana
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°04′N 1°19′E / 42.067°N 1.317°E / 42.067; 1.317Coordinates: 42°04′N 1°19′E / 42.067°N 1.317°E / 42.067; 1.317
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Alt Urgell
Government
 • Mayor Miquel Sala Muntada (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 32.4 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,870
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Website oliana.cat

Oliana is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Urgell in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Segre valley immediately below the Oliana reservoir. There is a factory of domestic electrical appliances in the town, and the presence of non-farming employment has meant that Oliana has escaped the depopulation experienced by most municipalities in north-west Catalonia. It is currently the second-largest town (by population) in the Alt Urgell, behind the comarcal capital La Seu d'Urgell. The town is served by the C-14 road between Ponts and La Seu d'Urgell.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2005
986 1127 1793 1793 2075 1932

Subdivisions[edit]

The municipality of Oliana includes two outlying villages. Populations are given as of 2001:

  • Les Anoves (27)
  • El Castell (73)

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).