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Kirk o St. Mary.
Kirk o St. Mary.
Banner o Balaguer
Coat o airms o Balaguer
Coat o airms
Balaguer is locatit in Catalonia
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°47′N 0°49′E / 41.783°N 0.817°E / 41.783; 0.817
Kintra Spain
Commonty Catalonie
Province Lleida
Comarca Noguera
 • Mayor Miquel Aguilà Barril
 • Total 57.32 km2 (22.13 sq mi)
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Tot 16,779
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Balaguerí, balaguerina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Balaguer (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɫəˈɣe], locally: [balaˈɣe]) is the caipital o the comarca o Noguera, in the province o Lleida, Catalonie, Spain. It is locatit near the Segre River, a tributar tae the Ebro. The municipality includes a exclave tae the east.

Balaguer wis conquered frae the Moors bi Ermengol VI o Urgell in 1106; he made it his new caipital, an it remained so for subsequent coonts o Urgell.

The toun haes a Gothic brig, the "Pont de Sant Miquel", ower the Segre river. This brig wis destroyed durin the Spaingie Ceevil War in the battle o "Cap de Pont" (brigheid battle in 1938) an rebuilt efter the war.

Anither Gothic biggin is the Santa Maria Kirk, in the hichts abuin the ceety, in line wi a quite finely conservit waw datin tae the 15t hunderyear AD.

The historic toun is on the richt bank o the Segre but, follaein the Spaingie Ceevil War, construction began on a modren brig, which initiatit development o a modren extension o the toun on the left bank.

General Franco's forces first entered Catalonie frae Aragon in 1938 throu Balaguer's brigheid.

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