Martorell

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Martorell
Baix Llobregat nord.jpg
Flag of Martorell
Flag
Coat of arms of Martorell
Coat of arms
Martorell is located in Province of Barcelona
Martorell
Martorell
Location in Catalonia
Martorell is located in Spain
Martorell
Martorell
Martorell (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°28′37″N 1°55′41″E / 41.477°N 1.928°E / 41.477; 1.928Coordinates: 41°28′37″N 1°55′41″E / 41.477°N 1.928°E / 41.477; 1.928
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBaix Llobregat
Government
 • MayorXavier Fonollosa Comas (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total27,895
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Websitemartorell.cat

Martorell (Catalan pronunciation: [məɾtuˈɾeʎ]) is a municipality that forms part of the Baix Llobregat comarca, in Catalonia, Spain, primarily known for its medieval Devil's bridge.[3] It lies at the confluence of the Llobregat and Anoia rivers.

It has three railway stations - one on the RENFE line from Manresa to Sant Vicenç de Calders (via Barcelona and Vilafranca del Penedès) called "Martorell", and three on the FGC line from Barcelona to Manresa called "Martorell-Vila", "Martorell-Enllaç" and "Martorell-Central".

Martorell is home to the SEAT corporate headquarters[4] and automobile factory,[5] where the SEAT Ibiza, Arona and all new Tarraco are manufactured.

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2002 2013
3221 4972 5887 13,086 16,170 24,549 28,108

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Martorell (data from 1964-1970)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
12.8
(55)
16.3
(61.3)
20.7
(69.3)
25.8
(78.4)
29.5
(85.1)
33.0
(91.4)
31.3
(88.3)
26.3
(79.3)
21.2
(70.2)
15.0
(59)
10.8
(51.4)
21.2
(70.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.6
(45.7)
10.4
(50.7)
14.1
(57.4)
18.4
(65.1)
21.9
(71.4)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
20.8
(69.4)
16.2
(61.2)
10.2
(50.4)
6.6
(43.9)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
2.4
(36.3)
4.6
(40.3)
7.5
(45.5)
11.1
(52)
14.3
(57.7)
17.9
(64.2)
18.4
(65.1)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52)
5.5
(41.9)
2.5
(36.5)
9.4
(48.9)
Source: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Martorell". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Martorell". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "We have sold our soul to the devil!: Devil's bridge in Catalunya - LiveCatalunya". LiveCatalunya. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  4. ^ "Legal Note." SEAT. Retrieved on 20 November 2012. "Autovía A-2, Km 585 – 08760 Martorell"
  5. ^ Goodman, Peter S. (2017-07-31). "Spain's economy is bouncing back | TheRecord.com". TheRecord.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  6. ^ "ESP BARCELONA - MARTORELL".
  • 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).

External links[edit]


Autoritat del Transport Metropolità
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Line R6
Barcelona
(Plaça d'Espanya)
Martorell-Enllaç Igualada