Sant Celoni

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Sant Celoni
Municipality
Plaça de la Vila in Sant Celoni
Plaça de la Vila in Sant Celoni
Coat o airms o Sant Celoni
Coat o airms
Sant Celoni is locatit in Catalonia
Sant Celoni
Sant Celoni
Location in Catalonie
Coordinates: 41°41′24″N 2°29′24″E / 41.69000°N 2.49000°E / 41.69000; 2.49000Coordinates: 41°41′24″N 2°29′24″E / 41.69000°N 2.49000°E / 41.69000; 2.49000
Kintra  Spain
Commonty  Catalonie
Province Barcelona
Comarca Vallès Oriental
Govrenment
 • Mayor Francesc Deulofeu Fontanillas
Aurie
 • Total 64.4 km2 (24.9 sq mi)
Elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 17,076
 • Density 259.94/km2 (673.2/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Celoní, celonina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Wabsteid www.santceloni.cat

Sant Celoni (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsan səˈɫɔni]) is a municipality in the comarca o the Vallès Oriental in Catalonie, Spain. It is situate in the glen o the Tordera river atween the ranges o Montseny an Montnegre. The main pairt o the toun is on the left bank o the river. The umwhile municipalities o Montnegre an Olzinelles nou shape pairt o the municipality o Sant Celoni, whilk is the lairgest in the comarca in terms o aurie. The municipality is servit bi the AP-7 Motorway an the C-251 road, as weel as bi a station on the RENFE railwey line atween Barcelona an Girona.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Sant Celoni wis namit efter chapel biggit thareby the 11t hunderyear at the fuit o the river Pertegàs. Sant Celoni is frae the Laitin Sanctum Celedonium an Sancti Celedonii, whilk refers tae Saunt Celedonius. Thare hae been mony variations on the name throu the hunderyears: Sancti Celidonia, Sant Celdoni, Sent Salony, Sanseloni, San Celoni.

Francesc Sabaté Llopart wis killt in Sant Celoni in 1960.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The agricultural sector haes suffered a setback an a loss o importance ower the years. The anerly fermin reduces the crap o cereals an fodder.

The industry wis caipitalisit on the economic growthe o the San Celoni. The chemical industry haes a strang presence in the toun. Thare are a lairge nummer o industries in the metal an electronics that hae experiencit strang growthe in recent years. The heich rate o business growthe in the aurie haes encouragit the development o new industrial estates, whilk in turn hae led tae the advent o industries that wur no oreeginally in the territory.

The construction haes a strang presence in the aurie, whilk haes experiencit vera significant growthe in recent years.

Sant Celoni remains a important an modren centre o tred an aw, complete wi attractive weekly mercat on Wadensday, attracts mony fowk frae the surroondin aurie. In addeetion, it haes recently biggit a shoppin centre wi cinemas, bars an restaurants, pubs, supermercat, an shops.

In 2001, anly 1.4% o the population wis employed in agricultur, 11.1% in construction, 30.5% in industry an whit is mair important is the services wi 57%.

Demografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2012
3,301 4,192 4,923 9,325 11,275 17,076

Communications[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun o Sant Celoni haes guid communication links. The AP-7 motorwey, the C-35 trunk road, an a railwey link Sant Celoni tae the rest o Catalonie an Fraunce. Thare is a raisonable bus netwirk an aw.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 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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