Torrebesses

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Torrebesses
Municipality
New church of Torrebesses
New church of Torrebesses
Flag of Torrebesses
Flag
Coat of arms of Torrebesses
Coat of arms
Torrebesses is located in Catalonia
Torrebesses
Torrebesses
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°25′41″N 0°35′42″E / 41.42806°N 0.59500°E / 41.42806; 0.59500Coordinates: 41°25′41″N 0°35′42″E / 41.42806°N 0.59500°E / 41.42806; 0.59500
Province Lleida
Comarca Segrià
Government
 • Mayor Mario Urrea Marsal (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 27.4 km2 (10.6 sq mi)
Elevation 287 m (942 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 293
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torrebessí, torrebessina
Website torrebesses.cat

'Torrebesses is a municipality in the comarca of the Segrià in Catalonia, Spain.

The name of the town comes from Catalan: Torres Bessones, meaning "Twin Towers".[3] This town has lost population since year 1877 when it had 944 inhabitants.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2009
855 758 631 415 n/a 300

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Torrebesses". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13. 
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Torrebesses". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23. 
  3. ^ Manuel Bofarull, Origen dels noms geogràfics de Catalunya. Cossetània, Valls 2002, page 175. ISBN 978-84-95684-97-4

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