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Castellbisbal

Castellbisbal
Municipality
Coat of arms of Castellbisbal
Coat of arms
Castellbisbal is located in Catalonia
Castellbisbal
Castellbisbal
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Occidental
Government
 • Mayor Conxi Llurba Escobar
Area
 • Total 31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Elevation 132 m (433 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,267
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellbisbalenc
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Castellbisbal (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of Vallès Occidental in Catalonia. It is situated on the left bank of the Llobregat river at its confluence with the Rubí river. The town is served by the A-7 autopista, the main N-II road and the RENFE railway line R4 between Barcelona and València.

The remains of the Castellbisbal castle are visible on a hill near to the actual urban centre, while the surviving portion of the Pont del Diable ("Devil's Bridge") across the Llobregat river with its triumphal arch illustrates the historical importance of the town on the Via Augusta. The parish church of Sant Vincenç dates from the sixteenth century, while a Romanesque chapel (12th century) is in Can Pederol de Baix.

References

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links

  • Official website (Catalan)
  • Information - Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Statistical information - Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)
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