Banyoles (Catalan pronunciation: [bəˈɲɔləs]) is a city of 20,168 inhabitants (2021) located in the province of Girona in northeastern Catalonia, Spain.

Coat of arms of Banyoles
Banyoles is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Banyoles is located in Spain
Banyoles (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°7′10″N 2°45′59″E / 42.11944°N 2.76639°E / 42.11944; 2.76639
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ComarcaPla de l'Estany
 • mayorMiquel Noguer Planas (2015)[1] (CiU)
 • Total11.0 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
172 m (564 ft)
 • Total19,615
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code

The town is the capital of the Catalan comarca "Pla de l'Estany". Although an established industrial centre many of the inhabitants commute to the nearby city of Girona (12 km to the south).

Banyoles was connected to Girona by the 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) gauge Palamós–Girona–Banyoles railway, which reached it by 1928. Service on the line continued until 1956.[4][5]

Lake edit

Banyoles is most famous for the Lake of Banyoles, a natural lake located in a tectonic depression.

Venues edit

It was the venue for the rowing events in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

The "negro of Banyoles", a controversial piece of taxidermy, was at Darder Museum (ca)(fr).

Events edit

Each year a triathlon Premium European Cup (or even an IFC Canoe Marathon World Championship in 2010) is held in Banyoles, the hometown of the Spanish 2011 Champion Carolina Routier. National and regional events take place as well throughout the year, such as the Spanish triathlon championship [6] and the Championship of Catalonia.[7]

Notable people edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Banyoles". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Banyoles". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ "Railways in Catalunya". callCarlos. Archived from the original on 21 November 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Petit Train Greenway". Archived from the original on 23 November 2022. Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Triatlon banyoles 2018".
  7. ^ "Banyoles acoge la 33ª edición del más antiguo de Catalunya". Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 2018-09-08.

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