Cercs is a municipality in the comarca of Berguedà in Catalonia. It is situated on the right bank of the Llobregat river above the Baells reservoir. It is the site of an important power station which burns the lignite extracted at Fígols and Saldes. The town is served by the C-1411 road between Berga and the Cadí tunnel.

Cercs
Pedret bridge
Pedret bridge
Flag of Cercs
Flag
Coat of arms of Cercs
Coat of arms
Cercs is located in Province of Barcelona
Cercs
Cercs
Location in Catalonia
Cercs is located in Spain
Cercs
Cercs
Cercs (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°8′53″N 1°51′43″E / 42.14806°N 1.86194°E / 42.14806; 1.86194Coordinates: 42°8′53″N 1°51′43″E / 42.14806°N 1.86194°E / 42.14806; 1.86194
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBerguedà
Government
 • MayorJesus Calderer Palau (2015)[1] (CiU)
Area
 • Total47.4 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Elevation
650 m (2,130 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total1,152
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cercorí, cercorina
Websitewww.cercs.cat

The Pre-Romanesque church of Sant Quirze de Pedret is the source of two painted conjunts, which are now displayed at the diocesan museum in Solsona and in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona. The remains of the monastery of Sant Salvador de la Vedella are visible on a hill now in the middle of the Baells reservoir. The Cercs Mine Museum is located in the Sant Corneli colony, in the Cercs municipal area.

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
965 1365 863 597 1827 1331

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Cercs". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Cercs". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  • 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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