Baix Penedès

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Localització del Baix Penedès.svg
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Catalonie
ProvinceTarragona
CaipitalEl Vendrell
Municipalities
Area
 • Total295.5 km2 (114.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Tot61,256
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Lairgest municipalityEl Vendrell

Baix Penedès is a comarca in Catalonie, Spain. The aurie haes been settled syne the times o the Iberies, wi auncient ruins remainin in Banyeres at Can Canyís, in the caipital el Vendrell at the veelage o Guàrdies an in Calafell at the veelages o Toixoneres an la Ciutadella ("The Citadel").

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipis del Baix Penedès.svg

Populations as o 2001.

Gastronomy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Teepical dishes o this region include:

  • el xató (a dish wi vegetables)
  • la coca de verdures (cake o vegetables)
  • el civet de senglar (a wey o ceukin wild boar)
  • el bull de tonyina (a teep o sausage o tuna)
  • l'arròs a banda (rice ceukit in fish an shellfish stock)

Desserts include:

  • els bufats (?)
  • les orelletes (?)

Castellers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baix Penedès haes ane o the langest-livit tradeetions o castellers in Catalonie. (Castellers practice the tradeetional Catalan art/sport o makin human pyramids.) The comarcal caipital, el Vendrell, haes a monument dedicatit tae castellers.

Present-day teams:

The maist important competeetions o Castellers in the comarca occur each year as pairt o the August festival in honor o the Virgin Mary at Bisbal an on the fowert Sunday o August at l'Arboç del Penedès, wi castellers frae aw ower Catalonie.

Fowk frae Baix Penedès[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amang the maist important historical figurs frae Baix Penedès are:

  • Àngel Guimerà (1845–1924): writer. Guimerà wis oreeginally frae the Canary Islands, but his mither wis frae el Vendrell, an he eventually settled thare in his ancestral hame, cal Guimerà.
  • Pablo Casals (1876–1973): cellist an componer. The hoose-museum vila Casals is at Sant Salvador, as is a concert haw, l’Auditori Pau Casals.
  • Aureli Maria Escarré (1908–1968): abbot o Montserrat. Syne 1978, thare haes been a monument tae him in his hame veelage o l'Arboç, whaur his ancestral hame is on the main street.
  • Andreu Nin (1892–1937) dissident Communist revolutionar in the Spainyie Ceevil War).

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Coordinates: 41°13′12″N 1°32′4″E / 41.22000°N 1.53444°E / 41.22000; 1.53444