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Olivella an its kirk
Olivella an its kirk
Coat of airms o Olivella
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Coordinates: 41°19′0″N 1°49′0″E / 41.31667°N 1.81667°E / 41.31667; 1.81667
Kintra Spain
Commonty Catalonie
 • MayorJoaquim Mas Rius
 • Total38.75 km2 (14.96 sq mi)
211 m (692 ft)
 • Total3,405
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Olivella is a municipality in Catalonie, in the province o Barcelona, Spain. It is situatit in the comarca o Garraf.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Buddhist monastery in Olivella

The first kent veelage in the area wis foondit in 992 aroond a castle kent as Castell vell. The indwallers lived off dryland agriculture. This initial nucleus wis awmaist abandoned efter the black plague caused numerous daiths.

The area wis resettled in the 14t century an gradually prospered. Nowadays thare are some new housing developments in the area as well as the "Sakya Tashi Ling".[1] Buddhist monastery, locatit in Plana Novella.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage is locatit in the Garraf Massif, in a natural pairk area, no far frae Barcelona.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. AADD. Museus i Centres de Patrimoni Cultural a Catalunya, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona 2010, ISBN 84-393-5437-1

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