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Dosrius

Dosrius
Municipality
Flag of Dosrius
Flag
Coat of arms of Dosrius
Coat of arms
Dosrius is located in Catalonia
Dosrius
Dosrius
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Josep Jo i Munné
Area
 • Total 40.73 km2 (15.73 sq mi)
Elevation 147 m (482 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,658
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Dosriuenc, dosriuenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Dosrius is a municipality in the comarca of Maresme in Catalonia, Spain, located in the interior of the comarca on the border with the Eastern Valleys, and is at the head of the Argentona Riera. The original name, first recorded in 963, is "Duos Rios". This literally means "Two Rivers" and refers to the 2 rivers that join to form the Argentona Riera, and is reflected in the coat of arms. These rivers are rarely flowing, though quickly fill during wet weather causing disruption in the village owing to the narrow streets being one way. Newer housing and the school are on the other side of the river, and egress from housing further up the valley frequently takes this route owing to the poor condition of the newly built "Ronda de Dalt" (Upper Bypass). A bridge has been built that would alleviate this problem, though this still hasn't been opened due to the currently suspended construction work that is part of the same development. It is unknown when the bridge will be open to traffic.

Economy

The municipalities economy is based on various manufacturing processes, predominated by the textile industry, as well as being home to one of the two "Torres" crisp factories. Tourism also plays a large part, there being an active Donkey sanctuary and a large adventure park, in addition to the area attracting large numbers of walkers and riders.

Population

While Dosrius village itself has a predominantly permanent population, as does the neighboring village of Canyamars (a smaller village that falls within the municipality), there are also several urbanizations, Can Canyamars, Can Massuet, Can Figueras being the largest, which are predominantly second homes.

Historical population of Dosrius
Year 1991 1996 2001 2006
Population 1211 2269 3098 4469

Main sights

  • Esglèsia de Sant Andreu del Far (Church of Saint Andrew of El Far), containing the tombs of the Counts of Bell-Lloc.
  • Santuari del Corredor (Sanctuary of the Corredor), a 16th-century monastery situated in the Corredor Natural Park.
  • Església de Sant Esteve (Church of Saint Steven) Canyamars.
  • Dosrius Castle
  • Pau de glaç (Ice Well), A semi subterranean ice house on the outskirts of Canyamars.

Famous Inhabitants

External links

  • Official website (Catalan)
  • Information - Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Statistical information - Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • DosriusDiari, News about Dosrius (Catalan)
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