La Pobla de Segur
La Pobla de Segur is a municipality located in the comarca of Pallars Jussà, province of Lleida, Catalonia, in northern Spain. According to the 2013 census, the town has a population of 3,073 inhabitants, it is situated at the confluence of the Flamicell and Noguera Pallaresa rivers in the north of the comarca, above the Sant Antoni reservoir. It is an important local service centre, which has allowed it to escape the depopulation which has affected many municipalities in northwestern Catalonia; the village is served by the C-13 road between Tremp and Sort, the N-260 road to Pont de Suert and by a railway station on a railway line to Lleida. Famous people from La Pobla de Segur include FC Barcelona player Carles Puyol and 22nd President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell; the earliest settlement in the area was to the north of the present town, known as El Pui de Segur. It was incorporated into the county of Pallars after Count Guillaume I of Toulouse conquered the region from the Moors in the ninth century.
The town was transferred to its current location in the middle of the thirteenth century, came under the control of Pere VII el Donzell, Viscount of Vilamur, in 1355. His son Pere VIII granted the first charter to the town in 1363. Control would pass to the Dukes of Cardona; the Comú de Particulars is a local cooperative, established in 1834 to manage a flour mill given to the town by the Duke of Cardona: open to natives of the town or their spouses, it is now a cultural organisation managing the income from the local hydroelectric power station. The Torre Maure is a notable group of modernista buildings from the start of the twentieth century; the municipality of La Pobla de Segur includes three outlying villages: populations are given as of 2005. Montsor Puimanyons, on the right bank of the Flamicell river at its confluence with the Noguera Pallaresa. Sant Joan de Vinyafrescal, to the south of la Pobla de Segur on the right bank of the Sant Antoni reservoir. Pedro Cortina y Mauri, was a Spanish politician and diplomat who served as the last Minister of Foreign Affairs under Francisco Franco between 1974 and 1975 Josep Borrell Fontelles, is a Spanish politician, member of the Spanish Socialist Party.
He has been Minister of Public Works and Environment of the Government of Spain and President of the European Parliament. In June 4th of 2018 he became Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain. Carles Puyol, ex-footballer who played for FC Barcelona and Spain as a defender and won 2010 FIFA World Cup. Castellavazzo, Italy Le Fousseret, France Official website of La Pobla de Segur Government data pages
Catalonia is an autonomous community in Spain on the northeastern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia consists of four provinces: Barcelona, Girona and Tarragona; the capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain and the core of the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union. It comprises most of the territory of the former Principality of Catalonia, it is bordered by France and Andorra to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, the Spanish autonomous communities of Aragon to the west and Valencia to the south. The official languages are Catalan and the Aranese dialect of Occitan. In the late 8th century, the counties of the March of Gothia and the Hispanic March were established by the Frankish kingdom as feudal vassals across and near the eastern Pyrenees as a defensive barrier against Muslim invasions; the eastern counties of these marches were united under the rule of the Frankish vassal, the count of Barcelona, were called Catalonia.
In the 10th century the County of Barcelona became independent de facto. In 1137, Barcelona and the Kingdom of Aragon were united by marriage under the Crown of Aragon; the de jure end of Frankish rule was ratified by French and Aragonese monarchs in the Treaty of Corbeil in 1258. The Principality of Catalonia developed its own institutional system, such as courts, constitutions, becoming the base for the Crown of Aragon's naval power and expansionism in the Mediterranean. In the Middle Ages, Catalan literature flourished. During the last Medieval centuries natural disasters, social turmoils and military conflicts affected the Principality. Between 1469 and 1516, the king of Aragon and the queen of Castile married and ruled their realms together, retaining all of their distinct institutions and legislation. During the Franco-Spanish War, Catalonia revolted against a large and burdensome presence of the royal army in its territory, being proclaimed a republic under French protection. Within a brief period France took full control of Catalonia, until it was reconquered by the Spanish army.
Under the terms of the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, the Spanish Crown ceded the northern parts of Catalonia the County of Roussillon, to France. During the War of the Spanish Succession, the Crown of Aragon sided against the Bourbon Philip V of Spain; this led to the eclipse of Catalan as a language of literature, replaced by Spanish. Along the 18th century, Catalonia experienced economic growth, reinforced in the late quarter of the century when the Castile's trade monopoly with American colonies ended. In the 19th century, Catalonia was affected by the Napoleonic and Carlist Wars. In the second third of the century, Catalonia experienced significant industrialisation; as wealth from the industrial expansion grew, Catalonia saw a cultural renaissance coupled with incipient nationalism while several workers movements appeared. In 1914, the four Catalan provinces formed a commonwealth, with the return of democracy during the Second Spanish Republic, the Generalitat of Catalonia was restored as an autonomous government.
After the Spanish Civil War, the Francoist dictatorship enacted repressive measures, abolishing Catalan self-government and banning the official use of the Catalan language again. After a first period of autarky, from the late 1950s through to the 1970s Catalonia saw rapid economic growth, drawing many workers from across Spain, making Barcelona one of Europe's largest industrial metropolitan areas and turning Catalonia into a major tourist destination. Since the Spanish transition to democracy, Catalonia has regained considerable autonomy in political, educational and cultural affairs and is now one of the most economically dynamic communities of Spain. In the 2010s there has been growing support for Catalan independence. On 27 October 2017, the Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain following a disputed referendum; the Spanish Senate voted in favour of enforcing direct rule by removing the entire Catalan government and calling a snap regional election for 21 December. On 2 November of the same year, the Spanish Supreme Court imprisoned 7 former ministers of the Catalan government on charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds, while several others—including then-President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont—fled to other European countries.
The name Catalonia—Catalunya in Catalan, spelled Cathalonia, or Cathalaunia in Medieval Latin—began to be used for the homeland of the Catalans in the late 11th century and was used before as a territorial reference to the group of counties that comprised part of the March of Gothia and March of Hispania under the control of the Count of Barcelona and his relatives. The origin of the name Catalunya is subject to diverse interpretations because of a lack of evidence. One theory suggests that Catalunya derives from the name Gothia Launia, since the origins of the Catalan counts and people were found in the March of Gothia, known as Gothia, whence Gothlan
Salàs de Pallars
Salas de Pallars is a municipality in the comarca of the Pallars Jussà in Catalonia, Spain. It is 5 km from Pobla de Segur; the town is served by the C-147 motorway. Government data pages
Llimiana is a village in the province of Lleida and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality includes a small exclave to the east. Government data pages
La Torre de Cabdella
La Torre de Cabdella or La Torre de Capdella is a village in the province of Lleida and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. Cabdella Lakes Official municipal website Government data pages
Farrera is a village in the province of Lleida and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. Government data pages
The Noguera Pallaresa is a river in Catalonia, Spain. It is named after the Pallars region, its source is at Era Font d'era Noguereta in the municipality of Naut Aran at an elevation of about 2,000 metres and 100 metres from those of the Garonne. While the Garonne flows toward the Atlantic Ocean, the Noguera Pallaresa flows to the Segre, enters that river from the right just before the reservoir of Camarasa: its waters flow to the Mediterranean; the Noguera Pallaresa is dammed at several points, including Talarn Dam, the largest reservoirs are La Torassa, Sant Antoni and Camarasa. List of rivers of Spain Cabdella Lakes Talarn Dam