Alt Camp

Alt Camp is a comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain. It is one of the three comarques into which Camp de Tarragona was divided in the comarcal division of 1936.

Alt Camp
Localització de l'Alt Camp
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceTarragona
CapitalValls
Municipalities
Area
 • Total538.2 km2 (207.8 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total44,578
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityValls

Geography

Alt Camp is a county in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. To the north of the county lies Conca de Barberà, to the northeast lies Anoia, to the east and southeast lie Alt Penedès and Baix Penedès, to the south lies Tarragonès and to the southwest and west lies Baix Camp.[1] Alt Camp has an area of 544.69 square kilometres (210.31 sq mi) and the capital of the county is Valls.

The county is divided into two main topographical areas. The northeastern part is mountainous and is in the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range while the southwestern part is a lowland plain in the Catalan Coastal Depression.[1] The lowland plains of Alt Camp are predominantly used for agriculture.[2] In the valley of the River Gaia, cherries, vines, olives and almonds are grown, and on irrigated land, vegetables, hazelnuts and various fruit trees. The municipality of Bràfim in this valley has a small industrial area.[3] The mountain slopes are covered in maquis, an evergreen Mediterranean scrub with bushes and small trees, including many aromatic shrubs.[4] The olives and grapevines that used to grow on terraces there have been abandoned. Among the scrub there are patches of poplar, elm, white pine, Portuguese oak and holm oak. Frequent wildfires prevent the establishment of permanent forests.[2]

Municipalities

In 2014, 44,578 people lived in the county: 24,570 of them lived in Valls; 5,131 in Alcover; 2,344 in El Pla de Santa Maria; 1,670 in Vallmoll; 1,264 in Vila-rodona; 1,115 in Cabra del Camp and 1,083 in Puigpelat. The remaining 8,401 inhabitants lived in municipalities with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants.[5]

Municipality Population
(2014)[5]
Area
km2[5]
Aiguamúrcia 909 73.0
Alcover 5,131 46.0
Alió 432 7.2
Bràfim 660 6.4
Cabra del Camp 1,115 27.0
Figuerola del Camp 345 22.7
Els Garidells 182 3.1
La Masó 288 3.6
El Milà 174 4.1
Mont-ral 165 34.7
Montferri 369 19.2
Nulles 453 10.6
El Pla de Santa Maria 2,344 35.0
El Pont d'Armentera 561 21.7
Puigpelat 1,083 9.5
Querol 550 72.3
La Riba 601 8.0
Rodonyà 513 8.5
El Rourell 394 2.3
Vallmoll 1,670 16.7
Valls 24,570 55.3
Vila-rodona 1,264 33.1
Vilabella 805 18.2
• Total: 23 44,578 538.2

References

  1. ^ a b Philip's Modern School Atlas. George Philip & Son. 1973. p. 37. ISBN 0-540-05278-7.
  2. ^ a b Calbet, Josep M.; Jové, Teresa M. (1983). Alt Camp: marc físic marc humà. Generalitat de Catalunya. ISBN 84-300-8291-3.
  3. ^ "Alt Camp: Bràfim". Alt Camp Tourism. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Maquis vegetation". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25.

External links

Coordinates: 41°17′N 1°15′E / 41.283°N 1.250°E

Aiguamúrcia

Aiguamúrcia (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌajɣwəˈmuɾsi.ə]) is a municipality, located in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia (northern Spain), in the Alt Camp comarca.

The Monastery of Santes Creus is located within the commune's territory.

Alcover

Alcover is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Prades Mountains are located in the vicinity of this municipality.

Bràfim

Bràfim is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain. This town produces quite good table wine.

Cabra del Camp

Cabra del Camp (Spanish: Cabra del Campo) is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

El Milà

El Milà is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

El Pla de Santa Maria

El Pla de Santa Maria is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Camp in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated at the foot of the Miramar range. The municipality is served the A-2 autopista and is linked to Valls by the T-200 road.

El Pont d'Armentera

El Pont d'Armentera is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Els Garidells

Els Garidells is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Camp[1] in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Francolí river. A local road links the village with the N-240 road between Valls and Tarragona.

Els Garidells became part of the Alt Camp in the comarcal revision of 1990: previously it formed part of the Tarragonès.

Figuerola del Camp

Figuerola del Camp is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

La Masó

La Masó is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Activities include an oil refinery.

La Riba

La Riba is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain.

The Prades Mountains are located near this municipality. From this foundation in the 12th century, the population has several water mills, for making of flower and paper. The paper industry is still the first economic activity.

Mont-ral

Mont-ral (in Spanish, Montreal) is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The Prades Mountains are located within this municipal term.

Montferri

Montferri is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. It is home to the sanctuary of Mare de Déu de Montserrat (Our Lady of Monsterrat), a small Modernist church by Josep Maria Jujol.

Nulles

Nulles is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The old winery of Nulles, also known in Catalonia as one of the Wine Cathedrals, was built in Modernisme and Noucentisme, designed by architect Cèsar Martinell.

Puigpelat

Puigpelat is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Rodonyà

Rodonyà is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vallmoll

Vallmoll is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The village contains around 1250 inhabitants. It is located just off the N-240 road.

Valls

Valls (Catalan pronunciation: [baʎs]) is the capital of the comarca of Alt Camp, in Catalonia, Spain. According to the 2014 census it has a population of 24,570.

Valls is known for its calçots – a type of scallion or green onion – and the human towers tradition known as the castells. The town is the birthplace of the composer Robert Gerhard (1896–1970).

Vila-rodona

Vila-rodona (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbilə ruˈðonə], Spanish: Villarrodona) is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vilabella

Vilabella is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Camp, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

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