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La Pobla de Segur

La Pobla de Segur
Municipality
La Pobla de Segur
Coat of arms of La Pobla de Segur
Coat of arms
La Pobla de Segur is located in Catalonia
La Pobla de Segur
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country catalonia Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia Catalonia
Province Lleida Lleida
Comarca Pallars Jussà
Government
 • Mayor Lluís Bellera i Juanmartí (ERC)
Area
 • Total 33.38 km2 (12.89 sq mi)
Elevation 524 m (1,719 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 3,073
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25500
Dialing code 34 (Spain) + 973 (Lleida)
Official language(s) Catalan and Spanish
Website www.pobladesegur.cat
La Pobla de Segur.

La Pobla de Segur (Spanish: Puebla de Segur)[1] is a town and municipality located in the comarca of Pallars Jussà, province of Lleida, Catalonia, in northern Spain. According to the 2013 census (INE), the town has a population of 3,073 inhabitants. It is situated at the confluence of the Flamicell and Noguera Pallaresa rivers in the north of the comarca, above the Sant Antoni reservoir. It is an important local service centre, which has allowed it to escape the depopulation which has affected many municipalities in northwestern Catalonia. The village is served by the C-13 road between Tremp and Sort, the N-260 road to Pont de Suert and by a railway station on a railway line to Lleida.

Famous people from La Pobla de Segur include FC Barcelona player Carles Puyol and 22nd President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Demography 2
  • Subdivisions 3
  • Sister cities 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The earliest settlement in the area was to the north of the present town, and known as El Pui de Segur. It was incorporated into the county of Pallars after Count Guillaume I of Toulouse conquered the region from the Moors in the ninth century. The town was transferred to its current location in the middle of the thirteenth century, and came under the control of Pere VII el Donzell, Viscount of Vilamur, in 1355. His son Pere VIII granted the first charter to the town in 1363. Control would later pass to the Dukes of Cardona.

The Comú de Particulars is a local hydroelectric power station. The Torre Maure is a notable group of modernista buildings from the start of the twentieth century.

Demography

Demographic evolution
Demographic evolution
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 1996 2001 2005 2011 2013
1.549 1.529 1.775 1.883 2.511 2.469 3.288 3.513 3.356 3.114 2.997 2.789 3.043 3.246 3.073

Subdivisions

The municipality of La Pobla de Segur includes three outlying villages: populations are given as of 2005.

  • Montsor (2)
  • Puimanyons (3), on the right bank of the Flamicell river at its confluence with the Noguera Pallaresa.
  • Sant Joan de Vinyafrescal (63), to the south of la Pobla de Segur on the right bank of the Sant Antoni reservoir.

Sister cities

References

  1. ^ Celdrán Gomáriz, Pancracio (2004). Diccionario de topónimos españoles y sus gentilicios (5ª edición). Madrid: Espasa Calpe. p. 636. ISBN 978-84-670-3054-9.

External links

  • Official website of La Pobla de Segur
  • Catalonia Government information about La Pobla de Segur
  • Statistics information
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