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Monistrol de Montserrat

Monistrol de Montserrat
Flag of Monistrol de Montserrat
Coat of arms of Monistrol de Montserrat
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Monistrol de Montserrat is located in Catalonia
Monistrol de Montserrat
Monistrol de Montserrat
Location in Catalonia
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Bages
 • Mayor Joan Miquel i Rodríguez
 • Total 11.77 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,903
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Monistrolenc, monistrolenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Monistrol de Montserrat (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of the Bages in Catalonia, Spain. The municipality includes the southern two-thirds of the massif of Montserrat and the famous Benedictine monastery of the same name. The town, known as Montserrat-Vila, is situated on the eastern flank of the massif above the valley of the Llobregat river: it is connected with the monastery (higher up) and with the railway station in the valley (FGC line R5) by a rack railway (Cremallera de Montserrat). The C-1411 road links the town with Martorell and Manresa. The bridge over the Llobregat river dates from the fourteenth century. The municipality includes a small exclave to the north-west.


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  • 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

  • Official website (Catalan)
  • Information - Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Statistical information - Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Cremallera de Montserrat (English) (Catalan)
  • Interactive Map of Monistrol de Montserrat (Catalan)
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