Os de Balaguer

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Os de Balaguer
Os de Balaguer
Os de Balaguer
Coat of arms of Os de Balaguer
Coat of arms
Os de Balaguer is located in Catalonia
Os de Balaguer
Os de Balaguer
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°52′21″N 0°43′12″E / 41.87250°N 0.72000°E / 41.87250; 0.72000
CountrySpain
CommunityCatalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaNoguera
Government
 • MayorEstefania Rufach Fontova (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total136.0 km2 (52.5 sq mi)
Elevation
463 m (1,519 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total1,008
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Postal code
25610
Websitewww.ccnoguera.cat/osbalaguer

Os de Balaguer is a municipality in the comarca of Noguera, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.

Economy is based on agriculture, with, in particular, the cultivation of vegetables, cereals and olive, and on animal husbandry as well.

Sights in the municipality include the rock paintings of Balma dels Vilars (included in the UNESCO Heritage list and the former Agostianian monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes.

Os de Balaguer was the birthplace of Gaspar de Portolá (1716–1784), governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey.

The municipality is split into two parts, the bigger north-western part containing the village of Os de Balaguer, the smaller south-eastern part containing the village of Gerb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament d'Os de Balaguer". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Os de Balaguer". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.

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