Castellar del Vallès

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Castellar del Vallès
Municipality
Castellar del Valles an Sant Llorenç del Munt
Castellar del Valles an Sant Llorenç del Munt
Banner o Castellar del Vallès
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Coat o airms o Castellar del Vallès
Coat o airms
Castellar del Vallès is located in Catalonia
Castellar del Vallès
Castellar del Vallès
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°37′3″N 2°5′17″E / 41.61750°N 2.08806°E / 41.61750; 2.08806Coordinates: 41°37′3″N 2°5′17″E / 41.61750°N 2.08806°E / 41.61750; 2.08806
Kintra  Spain
Commonty  Catalonie
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Occidental
Govrenment
 • Mayor Ignasi Giménez Renom (PSC)
Aurie
 • Tot 45.17 km2 (17.44 sq mi)
Elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Tot 22,626
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellarenc, castellarenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08211
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Castellar del Vallès is a municipality o Catalonie in the comarca o Vallès Occidental. It is locatit 7 km frae Sabadell an 11 km frae Terrassa, the twa comarca's caipitals. Ither veelages near Castellar del Vallès are Sant Llorenç Savall, Matadepera an Sentmenat.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first evidence o human presence dates tae 7000 BCE, awtho thare is evidence o agricultural activity in the Neolithic, aroond 5000 BCE. The continuation o human presence is confirmit bi twintiet ane o funereal urns datit in the 7t hunderyear BCE, which wur locatit in the Plan o La Bruguera, in the municipal term wi shapit posterity, for a smaw necropolis o the age o the airn.

In 2005, the remodellin o the center o Castellar revealed airchaeological fynds that confirm the presence o a ceety o late Roman period, wi funereal rests, wi the agricultural activity, in 4t an 5t hunderyears, later substitutit bi a Visigothic dounset in the 6t an 13t hunderyears.

A pairt o the oreeginal veelage o Castellar Vell, excavatit atween 1995 an 2001, dates tae the Carolingian period. A cemetery wis locatit here, wi 250 burials o 11t, 12t an 13t hunderyears.

The fowk o the veelage hae been tradeetionally tee'd tae the marquises o Castellar, who in the present live in Barcelona.

Durin 1968-2006, thare wur 181 forest fires or attempts at fires, affectin a aurie o 470.8 hectares. The lairgest fire durin this period teuk place in Julie 1983, an burned 75 hectares in the Auld Shoemaker region. Thare hae been 23 fires in the last 10 years, affectin 5.7. These are hintle smawer than the great forest fire o Sant Llorenç de Savall in August 2003, whaur 2,953.85 hectares burned.

The lairgest snawfaws in this aurie came in 1962 an 2001, an thare wis a historical flood in September 1962, which damaged the Tolrà factory in Can Barba, the brig ower the Brunet an in fermland near the Ripoll river.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

La Plaça Llibertat (Freedom Square)

Tradeetionally the main economical source o Castellar del Vallès haes been agricultur. It is foondit in teepical Mediterranean growin (wine, olive tree, wheat, dree'd fruit an nuts) complemented bi products o the vegetable garden. Linen an hemp hae been grown on the banks o the Ripoll river syne the Middle Ages.

Frae the 19t hunderyear an unstoppable process o industrialization bein profitable, first manufacturin o the wool, efter cotton an like this till the 20t hunderyear in that the industrial development keeps on convertin the land o growin intae built-up auries or industrial estates, leavin tae the agricultur like residual economical activity. A true ivery time mair important tertiar sector, convertin the economy o Castellar intae the teepical ane o a post-industrial society.

The industrial development o Castellar del Vallès haes been a lot jyned tae that o the textile company Tolrà, for the nummer o jobs as well as for the contributions o patronage o this toun. The toun coonts on twa industrial estates in whaur 5.000 bodiess (hielichtin the companies o the sector metallurgical an o the firth) wirk. Anither important sector is that o the services.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castellar haes twa main roads, the C-1415a, which jyns the toun tae Sentmenat an Matadepera, an the B-124, which connects Sabadell an Sant Llorenç Savall. At the moment thare are twa bus lines which serve the toun, Sagalés an Sarbus.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Castellar del Vallès haed a mayor o the Convergence an Union coalition (CiU) till 2007, even tho a coalition haed wan the first local elections syne the reestablishment o the democracy atween the Socialists' Pairty o Catalonie (PSC) an the Unifee'd Socialist Pairty o Catalonie. Durin the 1999-2003 legislatur an in spite o a absolute majority, Lluís Maria Corominas i Díaz arrivit at a pact wi the Republican Left o Catalonie (ERC) an PSC. The CIU pairty still govrens, despite its loss o majority in the elections o 2003.

Sport clubs[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Club Bàsquet Castellar (Basketbaw)
  • Club Patinatge de Castellar del Vallès (Skeitch Rollin)
  • Club Atlètic Castellar (Athletics)
  • Club Tennis Castellar del Vallès (Tennis)
  • Unió Esportiva Castellar (Fitbaa)
  • Club Hoquei Castellar (Roller Hockey)
  • Futbol Sala Castellar (Indoor Soccer)

Veelage schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

2007 Encoonter o Lacemakers
  • CEIP Sant Esteve
  • CEIP Mestre Plà
  • CEIP Emili Carles
  • CEIP El Casal
  • CEIP Bonavista
  • CEIP Joan Blanquer
  • CEIP El Sol i la Lluna
  • CEIP La Immaculada
  • IES Castellar
  • IES Puig de la Creu

Companies[eedit | eedit soorce]

Famous fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

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