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Igualada

Desembre 9, 2008

IGUALADA

(CAPITAL DE L’ANOIA)


Igualada is a town on the left bank of the River Anoia, a right-hand tributary of the Llobregat, and at the northern terminus of the Igualada-Martorell-Barcelona railway. Igualada is the central market of a rich agricultural and wine-producing district. It consists of an old town with narrow and irregular streets and the remains of a fortress and ramparts, and a new town which possesses regular and spacious streets and many fine houses. The local industries, chiefly developed since 1880, include the manufacture of cotton, linen, wool, ribbons, cloth, chocolate, soap, brandies, leather, cards and nails. The famous mountain and convent of Montserrat is 12 miles east.

Igualada, capital de la comarca del Anoia, en la provincia de Barcelona. El municipio está situado a 60 km de Barcelona, en el interior de Cataluña. Su principal actividad es la industria (textil, papel, piel). También se caracteriza por tener la única fábrica de globos aerostáticos que existe en España (Ultramagic). Así que Igualada se podría definir como “la ciudad del textil, la piel y los globos aerostáticos”.

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