Les Borges Blanques

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Les Borges Blanques
Olive oil press in Les Borges Blanques
Olive oil press in Les Borges Blanques
Flag of Les Borges Blanques
Flag
Coat of arms of Les Borges Blanques
Coat of arms
Les Borges Blanques is located in Catalonia
Les Borges Blanques
Les Borges Blanques
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°31′10″N 0°52′6″E / 41.51944°N 0.86833°E / 41.51944; 0.86833Coordinates: 41°31′10″N 0°52′6″E / 41.51944°N 0.86833°E / 41.51944; 0.86833
CommunityCatalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaGarrigues
Government
 • MayorEnric Mir Pifarré (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total61.5 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total6,002
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.lesborgesblanques.cat

Les Borges Blanques (Catalan pronunciation: [ləz ˈβɔɾʒəz ˈβlaŋkəs]) is the capital of the comarca of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[4] the municipality has a population of 6,088 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

It lies in the southern sector of the central Catalan depression, near the zone watered by the Urgell canal. The high plateaus are covered by olive groves. The economy is agricultural, and Les Borges Blanques is a major producer of olives, in particular a variety known as arbequina which produces a highly prized oil. The cooperative movement has strong roots in the area. There is little or no tourist infrastructure. The municipality is split into two parts, separated by Juneda municipality, the bigger eastern part having almost all the population.

The traditional symbol of this city is an ox, which appears on a widely used but unofficial coat of arms.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de les Borges Blanques". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Les Borges Blanques". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  5. ^ "Francisco Queralt (1740 - 1825)". musicadiz1812.es. Retrieved Sep 28, 2019.

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