Sant Quirze de Besora is a municipality in the comarca of Osona in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the banks of the Ter river in the north of the comarca. It is on the main communication route between Barcelona and Puigcerdà, served by the C-17 road and a station on the RENFE railway line: it is also linked to Prats de Lluçanès and the Berguedà by the C-149 road. There is a tradition of textile manufacture in the town, as well as a distillery and a hydroelectric power station. Image File history File links Sin_bandera. ... Image File history File links Sin_escudo. ... In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Barcelona is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Other Catalan comarques Province Barcelona Capital Vic Largest city Vic Demonym m: osonenc f: osonenca Population (2002) 129,543 Area 1,263. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth â approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... A mayor (from the Latin mÄior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Image File history File links Sin_bandera. ... Other Catalan comarques Province Barcelona Capital Vic Largest city Vic Demonym m: osonenc f: osonenca Population (2002) 129,543 Area 1,263. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Other Catalan comarques Province Barcelona Capital Vic Largest city Vic Demonym m: osonenc f: osonenca Population (2002) 129,543 Area 1,263. ... Anthem: Capital Barcelona Official language(s) Catalan,Spanish and Aranese. ... Ter River The Ter is a river in Catalonia (northeastern Spain) that begins in the mountains of the Pyrenees, at Ull de Ter (1480 m of altitude), passes through the city of Girona, and ends in the Mediterranean Sea at lEstartit in its mouth, named La Gola. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001â08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Image:Puigcerda12. ... RENFE is Spains national railway operator. ... Prats de LluÃ§anÃ¨s is a municipality in the comarca of Osona in Catalonia, Spain. ... Other Catalan comarques Province Barcelona Capital Berga Largest city Berga Demonym Population (2001) 37,995 hab. ... âfabricâ redirects here. ... Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ... Hydroelectricity is a form of hydropower used to produce electricity. ...
^ Sant Quirze de Besora became part of Osona in the comarcal revision of 1990: previously it formed part of the Ripollès.
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Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).
The Minister of Public Works, Mr Felip Puig, opened the C-17 by-pass between SantQuirzedeBesora and Montesquiu on 29 October 2003.
The route of the new road starts at the end of the SantQuirzedeBesora tunnel and, along its 4,400 metres, incorporates three junctions, a 195-m-long viaduct and two tunnels which are 230 m and 330 m long respectively.
This is a two-lane by-pass, with a maximum permitted speed of 80 km/h, although its conversion to four lanes is envisaged.
It was superseded after the 1939 victory of Francisco Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War, but restored in 1987 by the re-established Generalitat de Catalunya, with minor revisions in 1988 (adding Pla de l'Estany, Pla d'Urgell and Alta Ribagorça) and 1990, when some borders were adjusted.
In the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and Aragon, but not in Northern Catalonia, the comarca exists as a local government area, and has a representative consell comarcal (comarcal council).
The Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya is an excellent source of statistical information for Catalonia, down to the level of individual municipalities.
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