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Coat of airms o Maresme
Coat airms
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Catalonie
 • Total396.9 km2 (153.2 sq mi)
 • Total414,081
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)maresmenc (m.)
maresmenca (f.)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Lairgest municipalityMataró
Montcabrer, comarca o the Maresme

Maresme (Catalan pronunciation: [məˈɾɛzmə]) is a comarca (coonty) locatit alang the Catalan Mediterranean coast in Spain, atween the comarques o Barcelonès (at the Soothwast) an Selva (at the Northeast), an also borderin wi Vallès Oriental (at the wast).

Its caipital an lairgest ceety is Mataró (pop. 119,035 in 2007).

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maresme's territory occupees a lang an narrae aurie atween the Mediterranean Sea an the hills o Serralada Litoral (Catalonie's coastal muntains), an specifically Montnegre's an Corredor's hills in the northren hauf an Sant Mateu's hills in the soothren hauf. This particular shape haes condeetioned baith the geografie an the history o this comarca. Probably the main distinct elements o its geografie are the characteristic rieres (torrents). These short, intermittent watter streams, which cross the comarca transversally amaist ivery hunder metres, produce pouerful an dangerous floods when it rains.

Canet des de els Tarongers

Maresme haes been historically vera well connectit wi the rest o the comarca as well as wi Barcelona thanks tae auld Camí Ral (Ryal Way) (actual N-II main road) an railwey (The Barcelona–Mataró railwey route, feenished in 1848, wis the first iver in aw the Iberian Peninsula). Communications wur enhancit in recent years wi the construction o the C-32's Barcelona–Mataró section (1969), which wis the first autopista (heich-gate) iver in Spain, an its subsequent enlairgement, the Mataró-Palafolls's section (1995).

Canet, Skies Modernists

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Total Maresme's population in 2007 wis 414,081.[1] Populations o municipalities as o 2006 are leetit in the table belaw:

Municipality Population (2006)
Alella 8,998
Arenys de Mar 14,164
Arenys de Munt 7,807
Argentona 11,402
Cabrera de Mar 4,269
Cabrils 6,698
Caldes d'Estrac 2,672
Calella 18,034
Canet de Mar 13,181
Dosrius 4,658
Malgrat de Mar 17,822
El Masnou 21,935
Mataró 119,035
Montgat 9,778
Òrrius 487
Palafolls 8,061
Pineda de Mar 25,568
Premià de Dalt 9,788
Premià de Mar 27,590
Sant Andreu de Llavaneres 9,745
Sant Cebrià de Vallalta 3,075
Sant Iscle de Vallalta 1,193
Sant Pol de Mar 4,904
Sant Vicenç de Montalt 5,267
Santa Susanna 3,019
Teià 5,969
Tiana 7,417
Tordera 14,017
Vilassar de Dalt 8,476
Vilassar de Mar 19,052

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Populations are from 2007's Spanish INE.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 41°31′N 2°18′E / 41.517°N 2.300°E / 41.517; 2.300