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Vilassar de Mar

Vilassar de Mar
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vilassar de Mar
Coat of arms
Vilassar de Mar is located in Catalonia
Vilassar de Mar
Vilassar de Mar
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
 • Mayor Joaquim Ferrer i Tamayo
Area
 • Total 4.01 km2 (1.55 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 19,052
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vilassarenc, vilassarenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vilassar de Mar (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of the Maresme in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the coast between Premià de Mar and Cabrera de Mar, to the north-east of Barcelona. The town is both a tourist centre and a dormitory town for Barcelona, and is also known for its horticulture. The main N-II road and a RENFE railway line run through the town, while a local road connects the municipality with the C-32 autopista at Vilassar de Dalt and Mataró and Barcelona. The famous canned food company DANI is based in Vilassar de Mar coming from a Vilassar family.

Demography

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2953 365 n/a n/a n/a 19,052

References

  • 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)
  • Historical heritage
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