La Granja d'Escarp

La Granja d'Escarp is a municipality in the comarca of the Segrià in Catalonia, Spain.

La Granja d'Escarp
Granja d'Escarp panorámica.jpg
Coat of arms of La Granja d'Escarp
Coat of arms
La Granja d'Escarp is located in Catalonia
La Granja d'Escarp
La Granja d'Escarp
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°25′15″N 0°21′13″E / 41.42083°N 0.35361°E / 41.42083; 0.35361Coordinates: 41°25′15″N 0°21′13″E / 41.42083°N 0.35361°E / 41.42083; 0.35361
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaSegrià
Government
 • mayorManel Solé Agustí (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total38.5 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation
78 m (256 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total956
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Demonym(s)granjolí, granjolina
Websitegranjaescarp.ddl.net

The town is located at the confluence of the Segre and Cinca rivers.

The monastery of La Granja d'Escarp was founded by Cistercian monks in 1213. La Granja d'Escarp has lost some population since year 1920 when it reached a peak of 1,366 inhabitants.[4] The economy is based on the produce of fruit trees growing in irrigated fields. The area enjoyed some prosperity in the past owing to nearby coal mines.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de la Granja d'Escarp". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: La Granja d'Escarp". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ Informació de l'Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (in Catalan)

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