Sant Guim de Freixenet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sant Guim de Freixenet
Municipality
Sant Guim agricultural co-op
Sant Guim agricultural co-op
Flag of Sant Guim de Freixenet
Flag
Coat of arms of Sant Guim de Freixenet
Coat of arms
Sant Guim de Freixenet is located in Catalonia
Sant Guim de Freixenet
Sant Guim de Freixenet
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°39′27″N 1°25′19″E / 41.65750°N 1.42194°E / 41.65750; 1.42194Coordinates: 41°39′27″N 1°25′19″E / 41.65750°N 1.42194°E / 41.65750; 1.42194
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Comarca Segarra
Government
 • mayor Francesc Lluch Majoral (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 25.1 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevation 738 m (2,421 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,107
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Website www.santguim.cat

Sant Guim de Freixenet is a municipality in the comarca of la Segarra in Catalonia, Spain.

The deserted village of Palamós with the now ruined Sant Joan de Palamós church

History[edit]

Owing to the intense military activity at the Lleida front, this municipality suffered much during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39).

At that time it was known as Pineda de Segarra and, owing to the hardships caused by the war, paper money was printed in the town.[3] The present-day main town was formerly known as Sant Guim de l'Estació because it was built around the railway station of the Lleida - Manresa line.

Nowadays many of the villages that make up the municipality have been depopulated as people have moved to urban areas. Most have only residual population.

Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Sant Guim de Freixenet". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Sant Guim de Freixenet". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ Isidre Aymerich, El paper moneda, els bons i els vals a la Segarra durant la Guerra Civil (1936-1939)

External links[edit]