Tordera

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Tordera
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Tordera
Coat of arms
Tordera is located in Catalonia
Tordera
Tordera
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°42′3″N 2°43′12″E / 41.70083°N 2.72000°E / 41.70083; 2.72000
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Joan Carles García Cañizares (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 84.1 km2 (32.5 sq mi)
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 16,345
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torderenc
Postal code 08490
Website tordera.cat

Tordera is a city in the comarca of Maresme, province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, situated 64 km from Barcelona and 36 km from Girona on the edge of the Montnegre natural park. Its population as of 2010 was 15,641.

The economy used to be based on agriculture, especially cork production, but has diversified into textile manufacturing and construction.

The Tordera River flows through the town.

The Romanesque church of Saint Stephen is situated in the town centre: part of the altar is original, but the rest of the building was renovated in the 16th and 18th centuries.

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