Fígols

Fígols is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated to the north of Cercs, in the mountains above the Llobregat valley. Deposits of lignite are extracted commercially.

Fígols
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Flag of Fígols
Flag
Coat of arms of Fígols
Coat of arms
Fígols is located in Province of Barcelona
Fígols
Fígols
Location in Catalonia
Fígols is located in Spain
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Fígols
Fígols (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°11′2″N 1°50′24″E / 42.18389°N 1.84000°E / 42.18389; 1.84000Coordinates: 42°11′2″N 1°50′24″E / 42.18389°N 1.84000°E / 42.18389; 1.84000
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBerguedà
Government
 • MayorAntonio Garcia Diaz (2015)[1] (CiU)
Area
 • Total29.3 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
Elevation
1,154 m (3,786 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total42
 • Density1.4/km2 (3.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Figolenc, figolenca
Websitefigols.cat

Nearby is the Cercs Mine Museum.

The guerrilla leader Ramon Vila Capdevila - last of the Spanish Maquis, who held out from the end of the Spanish Civil War until being killed in 1963 - is buried in Fígols. On 15 July 2000, a plaque was placed at the burial site of Vila which reads

Here lie the remains of Ramon Vila Capdevila. Militant of the CNT and the last of the Catalan anarchist maquis, he was involved in the proclamation of libertarian communism (1932), the civil war (1936-39), and the French Resistance (1939-45) and, for a further 18 years, the fight against Francoism. In memory of him and of all who gave their lives for freedom and the anarchist ideal

— Castellnou, The Libertarian Movement, 15 July 2000[4][5]

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DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
219 324 314 66 38 49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Fígols". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Fígols". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ Christie 2003, p. 18
  5. ^ Téllez 1998, p. 119
  • 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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