Baix Llobregat

Baix Llobregat (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbaʒ ʎuβɾəˈɣat]) is a comarca (county) on the coast of Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Sant Feliu de Llobregat.

Baix Llobregat

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Localització del Baix Llobregat
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
CapitalSant Feliu de Llobregat
Municipalities
Area
 • Total486.2 km2 (187.7 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total806,249
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityCornellà de Llobregat

Municipalities

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
Abrera 12,125 19.9
Begues 6,620 50.4
Castelldefels 63,255 12.9
Castellví de Rosanes 1,760 16.4
Cervelló 8,811 24.1
Collbató 4,427 18.1
Corbera de Llobregat 14,237 18.4
Cornellà de Llobregat 86,234 7.0
Esparreguera 21,685 27.4
Esplugues de Llobregat 46,133 4.6
Gavà 46,326 30.8
Martorell 27,895 12.8
Molins de Rei 25,152 15.9
Olesa de Montserrat 23,543 16.6
Pallejà 11,253 8.3
La Palma de Cervelló 3,002 5.5
El Papiol 4,023 9.0
El Prat de Llobregat 62,866 31.4
Sant Andreu de la Barca 27,268 5.5
Sant Boi de Llobregat 83,107 21.5
Sant Climent de Llobregat 3,938 10.8
Sant Esteve Sesrovires 7,542 18.6
Sant Feliu de Llobregat 43,715 11.8
Sant Joan Despí 32,981 6.2
Sant Just Desvern 16,389 7.8
Sant Vicenç dels Horts 28,103 9.1
Santa Coloma de Cervelló 8,038 7.5
Torrelles de Llobregat 5,851 13.6
Vallirana 14,612 23.9
Viladecans 65,358 20.4
• Total: 30 806,249 486.2

Proposed changes

It has long been proposed to split the northern part of Baix Llobregat into a separate comarca. The Catalan government's "Report on the revision of Catalonia's territorial organisation model" (the Roca Report), published in 2000, recommends many changes to comarcas, including the creation of Baix Llobregat Nord, with its capital at Martorell, taking in several more municipalities from Alt Penedès, Anoia, Bages, and Vallès Occidental.[2] Recent campaigns have referred to the proposed new comarca as "Montserratí", due to the landmark Montserrat mountain marking part of its eastern border.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25.
  2. ^ Miquel Roca i Junyent; et al. (December 2000). "Informe sobre la revisió del Model d'organització territorial de Catalunya" (PDF) (in Catalan). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-16.
  3. ^ Laura Guevara Montfort (7 July 2017). "Neix una Plataforma per reivindicar la futura comarca del Montserratí". Regió7. Retrieved 2017-07-20.(in Catalan)

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Coordinates: 41°25′50″N 1°58′00″E / 41.43056°N 1.96667°E

Abrera

Abrera (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈβɾeɾə]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat

in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the valley of the Llobregat river, to the south-east of

Montserrat, on the main A2 road between Barcelona and Lleida. The municipality is

served by the FGC railway line from Martorell to Manresa: the S4 and

R5 services stop at the station.

Abrera is home to The SEAT Sport factory.

Begues

Begues (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈbeɣəs]) is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain.

It is situated in the south-west of the comarca, and its municipal territory covers most of the Garraf massif including the peaks of el Montau (658 m) and La Morella (594 m).

Begues is an important tourist centre, and it is connected with Avinyonet del Penedès and with Gavà by a local road. Recently, Begues signed a contract with the mental asylum "Pere Mata" so that the mentally challenged could contribute to the village's economy by wrapping up the popular Spanish lollipop Chupa Chups in the local factory.

Castellví de Rosanes

Castellví de Rosanes is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat

in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. As of 2016, the municipality had 1,807 inhabitants and was 16.4 km2, which includes the neighbourhoods of Els Àngels, Can Sunyer del Palau, Miralles, El Taió and Valldaina.

Cervelló

Cervelló is a municipality of the Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is located at the foot of Serra d'Ordal.

Collbató

Collbató (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌkɔʎβəˈto]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat

in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the southern slopes of Montserrat. The area has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC, as shown by Neolithic remains found in caves above the village (on display at the

museum at the monastery of Montserrat). Although agriculture (olives, grapes and almonds) is the major economic activity, the village is also home to a workshop for the manufacture of organs.

Corbera de Llobregat

Corbera de Llobregat is a municipality situated in the comarca of Baix Llobregat in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

El Papiol

El Papiol is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in

Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Llobregat river, on the A-7 autopista

from Valencia to La Jonquera and the C-1413 road from Sabadell to Molins de Rei. At West it borders on Castellbisbal and Pallejà, at North on Valldoreix (Sant Cugat del Vallès) and at East on Molins de Rei. It is served by the

RENFE railway line R4 from Barcelona to Martorell, Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Vicenç de Calders, which is connected to the village center by a minibus service (6.30 am to 10.31 pm). It is also served by a bus service (L67) and a night bus service (N51) from Barcelona to Esparreguera.

La Palma de Cervelló

La Palma de Cervelló is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain. It located not far from Barcelona city, close to the Llobregat river.

Martorell

Martorell (Catalan pronunciation: [məɾtuˈɾeʎ]) is a municipality that forms part of the Baix Llobregat comarca, in Catalonia, Spain, primarily known for its medieval Devil's bridge. It lies at the confluence of the Llobregat and Anoia rivers.

It has three railway stations - one on the RENFE line from Manresa to Sant Vicenç de Calders (via Barcelona and Vilafranca del Penedès) called "Martorell", and three on the FGC line from Barcelona to Manresa called "Martorell-Vila", "Martorell-Enllaç" and "Martorell-Central".

Martorell is home to the SEAT corporate headquarters and automobile factory, where the SEAT Ibiza and Arona are manufactured.

Molins de Rei

Molins de Rei (Catalan pronunciation: [muˈlinz ðə ˈrej]) is a municipality located 18 km from Barcelona's city centre, in the comarca of Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain.

It is situated on the left bank of the Llobregat river, on the A-7 autopista from Valencia to La Jonquera and the main N-II road.

Its location has made Molins de Rei a strategic and dynamic municipality, with significant examples of commercial and industrial entrepreneurship.

Olesa de Montserrat

Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, in Catalonia, Spain.

Olesa de Montserrat is well known around the nearby places because of its olive oil and textile production, but especially because of its world-famous Passion play (La Passió d'Olesa), first documented in 1538. It achieved a world record in 1996, with 726 persons acting onstage at the same time.

Pallejà

Pallejà is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Llobregat river, on the main N-II road.

The main rail lines of the Llobregat corridor pass through the town: the station is served by the FGC services S4, S7 and S8. Pallejà castle was built in the seventeenth century on the site of an older fortress: it currently houses library.

Sant Andreu de la Barca

Sant Andreu de la Barca (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsant ənˈdɾew ðə lə ˈβaɾkə]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Llobregat river, on the main N-II road

The main rail lines of the Llobregat corridor pass through the town, and all the

FGC suburban services stop at the station.

Sant Climent de Llobregat

Sant Climent de Llobregat is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain. It is connected by road with Viladecans and Sant Boi de Llobregat.

Sant Esteve Sesrovires

Sant Esteve Sesrovires (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsant əsˈteβə səzruˈβiɾəs]; Old Catalan for "Saint Stephen the-Oak-Woods") is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Anoia river, and is served by the FGC railway line R6 from Barcelona and Martorell to Igualada and by the road from Martorell to Capellades.

Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Catalan: [ˈsam fəˈliw ðə ʎuβɾəˈɣat]) is an industrial city and municipality in Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Barcelona. It is the capital of the comarca of Baix Llobregat, and the see of a bishopric since June 2005.

Santa Coloma de Cervelló

Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsantə kuˈlomə ðə səɾβəˈʎo]) is a municipality situated in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, at the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The town has 7081 people.

There are 3 urbanized zones in this town; the town centre, Colònia Güell area (which is around a former industrial factory) and residential districts. The Church of Colònia Güell, from the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, is located here.

Torrelles de Llobregat

Torrelles de Llobregat is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Llobregat

in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Catalunya en Miniatura, the largest of the 14 miniature parks present in Europe, is located here, 17 km from Barcelona.

Vallirana

Vallirana is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Llobregat, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain. It is located at the feet of Serra d'Ordal, not far from Barcelona city, close to the Llobregat river.

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