Coll de Balaguer

The Coll de Balaguer is a mountain pass in Catalonia, Spain. It is located at the point where the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range reaches the sea, in L'Almadrava, within the Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant municipality, Baix Camp.

Coll de Balaguer
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View of Los Dedalts mountains in the Coll de Balaguer area.
Elevation121 m (397 ft)[1]
LocationVandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Catalonia
RangeCatalan Pre-Coastal Range
Coordinates40°57′58″N 0°53′8″E / 40.96611°N 0.88556°E / 40.96611; 0.88556Coordinates: 40°57′58″N 0°53′8″E / 40.96611°N 0.88556°E / 40.96611; 0.88556
Coll de Balaguer is located in Spain
Coll de Balaguer
Coll de Balaguer
Location of Coll de Balaguer

Despite its scant altitude this pass has been an important communication line between the Terres de l'Ebre region and the Camp de Tarragona since ancient times. Nowadays highways AP-7, N-340, as well as the RENFE Barcelona-Valencia railway line go through the Coll de Balaguer pass.

There are the ruins of a 13th-century castle overlooking the pass from the time of the fight against the Saracens. The Vandellòs Nuclear Power Plant is located right south of Coll de Balaguer.

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  1. ^ "Mapa Topogràfic de Catalunya". Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. Retrieved 9 September 2010.