Montesquiu (Catalan pronunciation: [muntəsˈkiw]) is a municipality in the comarca (county) of Osona[1] in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the banks of the Ter river in the north of the comarca. It is on the main communication route between Barcelona and Puigcerdà, served by the N-152 road and a station on the RENFE railway line. The thirteenth-century castle is used for cultural events during the summer. Montesquiu became part of Osona in the comarcal revision of 1990. Previously, it formed part of Ripollès.

Montesquiu
Montesquiu castle
Montesquiu castle
Flag of Montesquiu
Coat of arms of Montesquiu
Montesquiu is located in Province of Barcelona
Montesquiu
Montesquiu
Location in Catalonia
Montesquiu is located in Spain
Montesquiu
Montesquiu
Montesquiu (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°06′36″N 2°12′35″E / 42.11000°N 2.20972°E / 42.11000; 2.20972Coordinates: 42°06′36″N 2°12′35″E / 42.11000°N 2.20972°E / 42.11000; 2.20972
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaOsona
Government
 • MayorElisabet Ferreres Vergés (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Elevation
577 m (1,893 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total968
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montesquiuenc, montesquiuenca
Websitewww.montesquiu.cat

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
n/a n/a 1087 1069 932 861

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Montesquiu". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Montesquiu". 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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