Sant Boi de Llobregat

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Sant Boi de Llobregat is located in Catalonie
Sant Boi de Llobregat
Sant Boi de Llobregat
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°20′46″N 2°02′31″E / 41.34611°N 2.04194°E / 41.34611; 2.04194Coordinates: 41°20′46″N 2°02′31″E / 41.34611°N 2.04194°E / 41.34611; 2.04194
Kintra Spain
Commonty Catalonie
ComarcaBaix Llobregat
 • Total21.94 km2 (8.47 sq mi)
 • Total80,738
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Sant Boi de Llobregat (IPA: [ˈsam ˈbɔj ðə ʎuβɾəˈɣat]) is a toun o 80,000 indwallers (as o 2004) in the province o Barcelona in Catalonie, locatit aside the Llobregat river.

The toun distributes its territory intae sax destricts: Ciutat Cooperativa-Molí Nou, Marianao-Can Paulet, Barri Centre, Vinyets-Molí Vell, Camps Blancs-Canons-Orioles an Casablanca.

It leemits tae the north wi the touns o Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Sant Joan Despí an the veelage o Sant Climent de Llobregat, tae the east wi the toun o Cornellà de Llobregat, tae the wast wi Viladecans an tae the sooth wi El Prat de Llobregat, haein a narrae laund extension tae the sooth that enters intae the Mediterranean Sea.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tho the main business activity is centred in the tradin an service sector, Sant Boi haes a remarkable industrial activity an aw, especially for metallurgy; agricultur is stimulatit bi the growthie alluvial land at the mooth o Llobregat river an a mild climate, producin a wide variety o vegetables lik the famous Llobregat's delta artichokes.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The mayor is Jaume Bosch i Puges (Socialists' Pairty o Catalonie, PSC). The ceety cooncil's seats are as follaes:

Socialists' Pairty o Catalonie 13 (social democratic)
Initiative for Catalonie Greens 3 (ecologist, socialist an federalist)
Fowkpairty 3 (richt-wing, Christian democratic)
Convergence an Union 3 (liberal democracy an regionalist)
Republican Left o Catalonie 2 (independentist an social democratic)
Ceetizens – Pairty o the Ceetizenry 1 (Unionist pro-Spaie)

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The fyndin o aircheological remains correspondin tae Iberie colonies (VI-I bC) an the Romans (I-V aC) - a notewirthy Roman bath is locatit near the river - suggests that the oreegins o Sant Boi can be foond in pre-Roman times.

Lik maist o the surroondin land, frae the 7t tae the 12t hunderyear the toun wis controlled bi the Moors, till thair expulsion frae Iberie durin the Reconquista. The Moors cried it "Alcala", which means castle, due tae the existence o a hillock frae whaur the river an the valley wur dominatit. Its present name derives frae the name o Saunt Baudilus, kent as Boi or Baldiri in Catalonie.[1]

Durin the Middle Ages the veelage wis progressively populatit, growin frae the surroondins o the castle tae adjacent zones. A baroque style kirk is biggit durin the 16t hunderyear. The growthe keeps on durin the follaein hunderyears, giein rise tae numerous "Masies" (teepical Catalan agricultural hoosin) near the river an the maist growthie land. At the end o the 19t hunderyear Sant Boi wis a veelage o nearly 5000 indwallers, wi a economy mainly based in agricultur.

At the beginnin o the 20t hunderyear the first industries flourished in Sant Boi, rangin frae brick manufactur tae metalwirk. Wi the end o the Spaingie Ceevil War in 1939 thare is a massive inflow o immigration comin frae diverse pynts o the Spaingie geografie. Thir flows o population consistit mainly in fowk frae veelages an smaw touns searchin a job an career opportunities in the toun o Barcelona, stimulatit bi the increasin demand o wirkmanship in the regrowthe o the Catalan industry during the postwar period. The population rises frae 10.000 fowk in 1940 tae 65.000 in 1975. This period is characterisit bi the construction o complete quairters (Casablanca, Camps Blancs, Cooperativa) dedicatit tae hoosin for the immigration.

Demografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2002
5,311 8,867 10,811 50,051 75,789 80,738

Notable places[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Sant Baldiri's kirk
  • Termas Romanas
  • Sant Ramon hermitage

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Samboal[deid airtin]
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spaingie). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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