Ciutadilla

Ciutadilla is a village and municipality in the comarca of Urgell in Catalonia, Spain. Its population in 2013 was 209.

Ciutadilla
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Flag of Ciutadilla
Coat of arms of Ciutadilla
Ciutadilla is located in Catalonia
Ciutadilla
Ciutadilla
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°33′40″N 1°08′23″E / 41.56110°N 1.13976°E / 41.56110; 1.13976Coordinates: 41°33′40″N 1°08′23″E / 41.56110°N 1.13976°E / 41.56110; 1.13976
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous communityCatalonia Catalonia
ProvinceLleida Lleida
ComarcaUrgell Urgell
Government
 • mayorÓscar Martínez Agustí (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total17.0 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Elevation
519 m (1,703 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total206
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
25341
Websitewww.ciutadilla.cat

The village, the only settlement in the municipality, is situated on a hill close to where the Montblanc-to-Tàrrega highway crosses the Corb river. Its ruined castle occupies a commanding position overlooking not just the village but also the plains of Urgell and Segarra.[4] Many of the buildings in the village serve as holiday homes.

EconomyEdit

The municipality's economy depends largely on agriculture, mainly non-irrigated barley and other grains, vines, olives, and almonds, as well as pig- and poultry-farming.[4]

HistoryEdit

 
Ciutadilla in 1914

Ciutadilla village developed around its castle, and spread downhill. The castle is mentioned in extant 12th-century documents, and was significantly improved in the 16th century. It was badly damaged during the First Carlist War in 1835, and fell into ruins after that.[4] The municipality's population reached a peak of 872 in 1887, but has since steadily declined with the rest of the region to 209 in 2013.[5] Many archaeological remains from the Iberic, Greek and Roman periods have been found in the municipality.[4]

CultureEdit

The main festivals in Ciutadilla are that of Saint Roch on the second weekend of August, and its patron saint Saint Michael on 29 September.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Ciutadilla". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Ciutadilla". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Ciutadilla". Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  5. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Ciutadilla". Statistics Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 13 April 2014.

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