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Puig-reig

Puig-reig
Coat of arms of Puig-reig
Puig-reig is located in Province of Barcelona
Puig-reig
Puig-reig
Location in Catalonia
Puig-reig is located in Spain
Puig-reig
Puig-reig
Puig-reig (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°58′27″N 1°52′50″E / 41.97417°N 1.88056°E / 41.97417; 1.88056
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBerguedà
Government
 • MayorJosep Maria Altarriba Roca (2015)[1] (JxP-ERC-AM)
Area
 • Total45.8 km2 (17.7 sq mi)
Elevation
455 m (1,493 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total4,094
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Puig-regenc, puig-regenca
Websitewww.puig-reig.cat

Puig-reig (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌpu(dʒ)ˈretʃ]) is a municipality and town in the comarca of Berguedà, Catalonia. As of 2009, the town had a population of 4,403.

Atop a hill overlooking the Llobregat River, its name means 'royal hill' in old Catalan. The town includes two medieval fortresses, as well as numerous examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Industrial and vernacular architecture can also be found in the numerous industrial colonies and masies, or farm houses, within the limits of the municipality.[4]

They are also home to La Polifònica de Puig-reig.

History

The existence of the town of Puig-reig is first documented in 907, at the consecration of St Martin's Church.[5]

Main sights

Marti i Carme Giants of Puig-reig in Plaça Nova in Puig-reig
  • The Puig-Reig Castle, documented in the year 907 and progressively expanded in the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • St Martin's Church, a Romanesque church from the 12th century with three murals from the 13th century.
  • The Merola castle, tower remnant of the former Castle in Merola. The castle was first documented in the 12th century, and was a royal possession by the 14th century.

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Puig-reig". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Puig-reig". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ Carabasa i Villanueva, Lluïsa; et al. (1994). El Berguedà (in Catalan). Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Direcció General del Patrimoni Cultural. ISBN 8439326718.
  5. ^ Serra Rotés, Rosa. "Història". Ajuntament de Puig-reig (in Catalan). Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
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