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La Garriga

La Garriga
Coat of arms of La Garriga
La Garriga is located in Province of Barcelona
La Garriga
La Garriga
Location in Catalonia
La Garriga is located in Spain
La Garriga
La Garriga
La Garriga (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°41′N 2°17′E / 41.683°N 2.283°E / 41.683; 2.283
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
Province Barcelona
ComarcaVallès Oriental
Government
 • MayorMeritxell Budó (2023) (Junts)
Area
 • Total18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total16,227
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Websitewww.lagarriga.cat

La Garriga (Catalan pronunciation: [lə ɣəˈriɣə]) is a municipality in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 18.8 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) and the population in 2014 was 15,762.[1]

Notable natives and residents

  • The Catalan missionary priest in Cameroon Jordi Mas Castells was born here in 1930 and he died here in 2010.[3] In 2008, the town council in La Garriga honoured him as Illustrious Citizen.[4]
  • The New York–based sculptor, Ester Partegàs, was born here in 1972.


References

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres: La Garriga". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  2. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. ^ Lapuerta 2009, pp. 66–81
  4. ^ "Jordi Mas i Castells, Illustrious Citizen of La Garriga" (in Catalan). Ajuntament de la Garriga. 3 December 2008.

Bibliography

  • (in Catalan) Lapuerta, Montserrat (2009). Retrats de Garriguencs Il·lustres (in Catalan). El Garbell. ISBN 978-84-613-6776-4.


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