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Salt, Girona

Salt
Salt theatre
Salt theatre
Coat of arms of Salt
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Location of Salt
Salt is located in Catalonia
Salt
Salt
Salt is located in Spain
Salt
Salt
Coordinates: 41°58′34″N 2°47′17″E / 41.97611°N 2.78806°E / 41.97611; 2.78806
CountrySpain
CommunityCatalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaGironès
Government
 • MayorJordi Viñas Xifra (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total30,622
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saltenc, saltenca
Websiteviladesalt.cat

Salt (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsal]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Gironès in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Ter next to Girona, with which it was merged from 1974 to 1984. The A-7 autopista and N-141 road pass through the municipality.

From 1895, Salt was the temporary Girona terminus of the narrow gauge Olot–Girona railway, until the short section to Girona railway station was opened in 1898. Initially the line ran only as far as Amer, but it was extended to Les Planes d'Hostoles in 1900, Sant Feliu de Pallerols in 1902 and Olot in 1911. The line closed in 1969 and has since been converted into a greenway.[4][5]

Demography

Largest groups of foreign residents
Nationality Population (2013)
 Morocco 5,032
 Gambia 1,863
 Honduras 1,272
 Mali 728
 Senegal 554

Salt is known for its elevated ethnic diversity. Over 77 nationalities are represented in the population of Salt: In 2011, 17,739 (56%) were Spanish, 5,032 (15%) were Moroccan; 1,863 (6%) Gambians; 1,272 (4%) Honduran; 728 (2%) Malian, and 554 (1.7%) Senegalese.[6]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2280 5360 5956 11,365 21,081 27,673

Manufacturing

Salt is the home of Gas Gas, who manufacture and export off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles worldwide from their Salt base.[7]

Notable people

  • Lluís Dilmé i Romagós (b. 1960), architect and urban planner
  • Delfí Geli (b. 1969), footballer
  • Anna Allen (b. 1977), actress

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Salt". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Salt". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ "El tren d'Olot a Girona fa 100 anys" [The train from Olot to Girona is 100 years old] (in Catalan). Sàpiens.cat. 8 November 2011. Archived from the original on 29 November 2022. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Carrilet Olot - Girona Greenway". viasverdes.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2022. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  6. ^ larazon.es
  7. ^ "Contact". Gas Gas Motos. Retrieved 2015-01-19.

Bibliography

  • 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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