Bellpuig

Bellpuig (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌbeʎˈputʃ]) is a town in the comarca (county) of l'Urgell in Catalonia, Spain.

Bellpuig
Campanar de bellpuig enmig de pomeres.jpg
Flag of Bellpuig
Flag
Coat of arms of Bellpuig
Coat of arms
Bellpuig is located in Catalonia
Bellpuig
Bellpuig
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°37′36″N 1°0′48″E / 41.62667°N 1.01333°E / 41.62667; 1.01333
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaUrgell
Government
 • MayorJordi Estiarte Berenguer (2019) (ERC) [1]
Area
 • Total35.0 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Elevation
308 m (1,010 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total5,060
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postal code
25250
Websitebellpuig.cat

Nowadays Bellpuig is the third most important town in the area of Urgell. The town, located between the three little hills appearing in the flag, is served by Bellpuig railway station.

PeopleEdit

Bellpuig in 1487 was the birthplace of Ramón de Cardona, Baron of Bellpuig, Count of Alvito and Duke of Somma (in Catalan Ramon Folc III de Cardona-Anglesola). He was a Catalan general of the Holy League troops and viceroy of Naples from 1509 to 1522. His funeral monument is in Bellpuig, where the body was transported nine years after his death on March 10, 1522. The monument was designed and built by Giovanni da Nola and Genoese master sculptors, it is one of the most important examples of Renaissance art in Spain.[4]

EventsEdit

The Festival of the Verge dels Dolors takes place every year and includes a religious procession. This celebration is more than 300 years old.

SportsEdit

The village has one of the most important Motocross facilities in the south of Europe. The Circuit de Motocros Montperler held many national and international competitions in the past.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Bellpuig". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Bellpuig". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ King, Georgiana Goddard (July 1921). "The Cardona Tomb at Bellpuig". American Journal of Archaeology. 25 (3): 279–288. doi:10.2307/497804. JSTOR 497804.

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