Sant Feliu de Codines

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Sant Feliu de Codines
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Coat of arms of Sant Feliu de Codines
Coat of arms
Sant Feliu de Codines is located in Province of Barcelona
Sant Feliu de Codines
Sant Feliu de Codines
Location in Catalonia
Sant Feliu de Codines is located in Spain
Sant Feliu de Codines
Sant Feliu de Codines
Sant Feliu de Codines (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°41′25″N 2°9′54″E / 41.69028°N 2.16500°E / 41.69028; 2.16500Coordinates: 41°41′25″N 2°9′54″E / 41.69028°N 2.16500°E / 41.69028; 2.16500
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaVallès Oriental
Government
 • MayorPere Pladevall Vallcorba (2019) [1]
Area
 • Total15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total6,184
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Codinenc, codinenca
Websitesantfeliudecodines.cat

Sant Feliu de Codines (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsam fəˈliw ðə kuˈðinəs]) iSant Feliu de Codines is a municipality in the Vallès Oriental region. It is located in the north western sector of the region, on the border with the Moianès region (in the north) and the Vallès Occidental region, in the west.

History[edit]

The name of Sant Feliu already appears in 1059 when Mr. Geribert and his wife Guisla were named barons of Montbui by the Count of Barcelona Ramon Berenguer I the Elder. These were the first feudal lords, who occupied a barony that extended the length and breadth of an extensive region to which the current municipalities of Sant Feliu, Bigues i Riells, l'Ametlla del Vallès and Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana.

Over the centuries, Sant Feliu became the most important location of all those who made up this barony, both in number of inhabitants and in artisanal production. This caused the inhabitants of Sant Feliu to consider independence from the barony of Montbui.

After many litigations, and taking advantage of a favourable situation, was obtained from King Carlos IV, in 1793, the title of Villa to the parish of Sant Feliu de Codines, although this concession could not be effective until December 8, 1799.

The population grew around the parish church, where the Sagrera neighbourhood was formed (meaning "sacred land"). Currently, this area still retains narrow alleys and some buildings typical of past centuries. Slowly the town grew and other important neighbourhoods of the town center were formed, such as the Serrat de Vic and the Venderia or Revenderia.

Over time an intense rivalry was created between the two neighbourhoods, to the point that the Venderia, in 1796, built its own bell tower to put "clock of rooms and hours, (...) ab sas bells" .

Obviously, this competition disappeared and the two neighbourhoods were finally physically united. Since then, other neighbourhoods and residential areas were also formed until the current village of Sant Feliu de Codines was formed.

Since the end of the nineteenth century, these residential areas have been increasing thanks to the arrival of people who have preferred the natural surroundings of Sant Feliu to the noise of the cities.

The almost exclusive dry climate that Sant Feliu enjoys, its natural environment and the proximity to large cities are the main factors that promoted a new lifestyle, residential, in the late nineteenth century.

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Flag[edit]

The flag of the municipality was approved on February 15, 2005 and has the following format: Landscape flag, of proportions two high by three long, light brown, with two equal bands juxtaposed, white the upper and yellow the lower, thick 7/40 set of rag height.

Illustrious people[edit]

Born in Sant Feliu de Codines Sebastià Farnés and Badó, Joan Petit and Aguilar, Josep Mumbrú and Vernet of Casa Mumbrú (lo Vendrell), Josep Umbert and Rosàs, Josep Umbert and Ventura, creator of the Roca Umbert Factory, Andreu Codina and Candelas, Josep Parés y Casals, Laia Berenguer and Puget, Agustí Serratacó and Costa, Pere Pladevall and Vallcorba, Nicolau Usart and Furriol, Manel Vila i Valls, Josep Cassart and Valldeoriola, Dionisio Escorsa and Cruells, Nuria Berengueras and Costa.

An illustrious character who visited the town was Antoni Gaudí. In Sant Feliu, he left his mark on the design of the Feliu Orfeón banner, which is exposed to the Can Xifreda Municipal Museum. Dr. Bartomeu Robert was another character who enjoyed the good climate of Sant Feliu, to the point that he commented that Sant Feliu was the best town in Vallès and recommended to many of his patients to spend long periods to cure their illnesses.

Among other illustrious visitors we must also highlight the passage of the philologist Pompeu Fabra. He spent the summer in Can Viladomat, from where he went into exile on 24 Gener, 1939. In 2016, these events were commemorated by placing a plaque in the house of Can Viladomat, on Agustí Santacruz Street, and with a lecture by the linguist Jordi Mir.

We must also highlight the passage of politicians Manuel Carrasco and Formiguera (name that was later taken by the secondary school of the municipality), Francesc Cambó and the ecclesiastical and thinker Jaume Balmes (name that took the public primary school) who wrote to the farmhouse of Prat de Dalt (belonging to Caldes de Montbui, but closely linked in Sant Feliu de Codines) his well-known work El Criterio.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2018
2450 2445 2357 2998 3360 6184

Entities[edit]

  • ADF El Pinyó
  • Agrupació Sardanista de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Agrupament Escolta Makalu
  • Amics del Ball
  • Amics del Museu de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Anandaya
  • Assemblea Territori SFIndependència
  • Asociación Alianza La Paz
  • Associació Contra el Càncer - Junta Local
  • Associació Cultural i Gastronòmica Sense Estovalles
  • Associació Cultural No m'Atabalis
  • Associació d'arts i oficis Sant Feliu
  • Associació d'empresaris de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Associació de Consum el Cogombre a l'ombra
  • Associació de Defensa pels Animals
  • Associació de Jubilats i Pensionistes de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Associació de Música i Arts de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Associació de Sevillanes de Sant Feliu
  • Associació de Veïns Racó del Bosc
  • Associació de Veïns Carrer de Montbui
  • Associació Fira del Rellotge
  • Associació Gastronòmica Els Poca Gana
  • Associació Guifinet
  • Associació Mans Unides
  • Associació Sant Feliu en Sac
  • Associació Vincles, espai de criança
  • Atthenew SFC
  • Càritas
  • Casal Cultural Codinenc
  • Centre Excursionista de Sant Feliu de Codines
  • Club Atlètic Atlètic Sant Feliu
  • Club Billar Sant Feliu
  • Club de Bàsquet Sant Feliu
  • Club de Petanca La Fonteta de Sant Feliu
  • Club de Tennis Sant Feliu
  • Club Escacs - El Peó Codinenc
  • Club Esportiu Racó del Bosc
  • Club Futbol Sant Feliu
  • Club Hoquei Sant Feliu
  • Club Tennis Taula
  • Colla Boines Negres
  • Comunitat Makinera Sant Feliu
  • Country
  • Creu Roja
  • El magatzem solidari
  • Esbart Codinenc
  • Escuderia Vall del Tenes-Sant Feliu
  • Fundació patronat Agustí Santacruz
  • Geganters de Sant Feliu
  • Gremi de Sant Antoni Abat
  • Grup de Comerciants Codinencs
  • Grup de teatre Blaugrana Scena
  • Grup de teatre Deixalles 81
  • Grup del Correfoc del Follet i la Fantasma
  • KulActiu, entitat juvenil de Sant Feliu
  • La Caldera, associació de músics de Sant Feliu
  • Moto Club Cingles de Bertí
  • Mots pel Vint-i-u
  • Ona Codinenca, la ràdio municipal
  • Òmnium Cultural Vallès Nord - Cingles de Bertí (Vallès Oriental)
  • Penya barcelonista "Els Blaugrana"
  • Rotary Club Cingles de Bertí
  • Secció Ciclista del Club d'Hoquei Sant Feliu
  • Secció de Patinatge del Club d'Hoquei
  • Sents Veus
  • Societat Coral La Poncella
  • Societat de Caçadors
  • Voluntaris forestals SFC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Sant Feliu de Codines". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Sant Feliu de Codines". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  • 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).

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