Centelles (Catalan pronunciation: [sənˈteʎəs]) is a municipality in the comarca of Osona in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the upper valley of the Congost River in the south of the comarca. The municipality is served by the C-17 road. The renowned urban planner Ildefons Cerdà was born here.

Centelles
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Coat of arms of Centelles
Coat of arms
Centelles is located in Province of Barcelona
Centelles
Centelles
Location in Catalonia
Centelles is located in Spain
Centelles
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Centelles (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°47′58″N 2°13′18″E / 41.79944°N 2.22167°E / 41.79944; 2.22167Coordinates: 41°47′58″N 2°13′18″E / 41.79944°N 2.22167°E / 41.79944; 2.22167
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaOsona
Government
 • MayorMiquel Arisa Coma (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total15.2 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Elevation
496 m (1,627 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total7,423
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Centellenc
Websitewww.centelles.cat

Main sightsEdit

  • Chapel of Jesus (16th century)
  • Chapel of the Rescue (16th century)
  • City Portal (1542), the ancient entrance to the town
  • Counts' Palace Palau (16th century). It houses a Palaeontology museum.
  • Hermitage of Sant Antoni de les Codines
  • Parish church of Santa Coloma (1704-1710). The bell tower is from 1682.
 
Portal de Centelles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Centelles". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Centelles". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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