Sant Feliu Sasserra

Sant Feliu Sasserra is a municipality in the extreme north-east of the comarca of Bages, in Catalonia. It is also within the natural comarca of Lluçanès.

Sant Feliu Sasserra
Cal Nons as seen from Les Cases Noves
Cal Nons as seen from Les Cases Noves
Flag of Sant Feliu Sasserra
Flag
Coat of arms of Sant Feliu Sasserra
Coat of arms
Map showing location within Bages
Map showing location within Bages
Sant Feliu Sasserra is located in Province of Barcelona
Sant Feliu Sasserra
Sant Feliu Sasserra
Location in Catalonia
Sant Feliu Sasserra is located in Spain
Sant Feliu Sasserra
Sant Feliu Sasserra
Sant Feliu Sasserra (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°56′47″N 02°01′23″E / 41.94639°N 2.02306°E / 41.94639; 2.02306Coordinates: 41°56′47″N 02°01′23″E / 41.94639°N 2.02306°E / 41.94639; 2.02306
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBages
Government
 • MayorJoan Ramon Soler Obradors (2015)[1] (ERC)
Area
 • Total22.4 km2 (8.6 sq mi)
Elevation
617 m (2,024 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total600
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santfeliuenc, santfeliuenca, feliuenc, feliuenca
Websitewww.santfeliusasserra.cat

The municipality's name has its origins in several features of the town. It is named Sant Feliu after a primitive church erected atop a rock named the roca d'en Feliu, or "Felix's Rock". The main road through the municipality, which connected Prats de Lluçanès with Artés in Bages, followed the area's hilly natural contours along a ridge, hence Sasserra.

The municipality surrounds an exclave of Oristà.

Although the municipality lies within the natural region of Lluçanès, it voted in 2015 not to join a proposed new comarca of that name, but the plan was put on hold due to insufficient support.[4]

Sites of interestEdit

  • Casa del Consell, in the Gothic style, former seat of the sotsvegueria of Lluçanès.
  • Church of Sant Feliu, in the gothic style, with a Romanesque vestibule.

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2009
559 691 672 591 641

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Sant Feliu Sasserra". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Sant Feliu Sasserra". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ I. Ballesteros (2015-07-27). "Lluçanès, però incomplet" (in Catalan). El Punt Avui. Retrieved 2015-07-28.

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