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Artés is located in Spain
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Coordinates: 41°47′55″N 1°57′18″E / 41.79861°N 1.95500°E / 41.79861; 1.95500Coordinates: 41°47′55″N 1°57′18″E / 41.79861°N 1.95500°E / 41.79861; 1.95500
Kintra Spain
Commonty Catalonie
 • MayorDamià Casas i Herms
 • Total17.90 km2 (6.91 sq mi)
316 m (1,037 ft)
 • Total5,179
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Artés is a Spaingie toun in the province o Barcelona, Bages comarca (coonty), in Catalonie.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Artés is locatit at the centre o Catalonie, at the eastren edge o the plain zone o Bages -commonly kent as Pla de Bages. The toun is in the basin o the Gavarresa river an o its affluent, the stream o Malrubí.

It is bordered on the north bi the touns o Sallent an Avinyó, in the sooth bi Calders an it shares a smaw mairch in the wast wi Navarcles, on the leemit o the Llobregat river.

The toun is near the Artés Formation, a unique geological formation that awes its name tae its proximity wi the toun.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o Artés is believit tae derive frae the Laitin wird Artium, which means "fortifee'd hill". This is based on the evidence o the existence o a 6t-hunderyear fortifee'd kirk on the tap o the hill o Artés, whaur the first settlers began tae expand the veelage intae the valley.

Little evidence o the prehistory o Artés haes been discovered tae date. Housomeivver, a document frae the year 938 indicates the presence o three dolmens; an abundant samples o Iberie pottery hae been foond in the valley o Salabernada.

The aircheological remains o the Clessical Period are numerous an confirm the existence o conteenous dounset for seiven hunderyears. In pairticular, aircheological fynds hae been made at Matacans, whaur thare uised tae be a Roman villa, an at the Plaça Vella (Auld Square) whaur three Roman inscriptions o the 2nt an 3rd centuries, ane necropolis an a auncient Paleochristian Kirk -that can be datit atween 6t an 7t hunderyears- wur foond.

The name o Artés is ane o the first documentit names o aw the touns in Bages. Specifically, a grant datit on the 24t Juin 889, bi which the King Odó gae tae the Kirk o Sant Pere de Vic several guids an richts; amang thaim de Valley o Artés.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

At present, the maist important activity o the toun is industry, which coonts on some important multinaitional companies established in the toun. In 1973 the Industrial Zone o Santa Maria d'Artés wis opened an in 1991 a important enlairgement o it wis made, even tho it is nou reachin its leemit o uisable grund.

On the ither haund Artés is weel kent for its production o wine an cava. In 1996, thegither wi ither touns o the surroondin aurie, Artés achievit the Denomination o Oreegin Pla de Bages for its wines an, at the same time, it celebratit the tent birthday o the denomination o the Cava o Artés.

Views o the centre an the auld pairt o Artés

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