Albesa
Church of the Assumption, Albesa
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Albesa
Albesa
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°45′14″N 0°39′42″E / 41.75389°N 0.66167°E / 41.75389; 0.66167
Country Spain
CommunityCatalonia
ProvinceLleida
ComarcaNoguera
Government
 • MayorEugènia Puig-Gròs i Clua (AETS-AM) (2019)[1]
Area
 • Total37.6 km2 (14.5 sq mi)
Elevation
314 m (1,030 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total1,576
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Albesans
Postal code
25135
Websitewww.albesa.cat

Albesa is a municipality in the comarca of Noguera, in the province of Lleida, Catalonia, Spain.

In 1003 it was the seat of the battle of Albesa. The economy is mostly based on agriculture (fruit, potato, tomato), taking advantage of the presence of an acequia. Sights include the parish church of St. Mary (18th century), with a 14th-century retablo, and the remains of the ancient castle (conquered by the Christians in 1098) and of several ancient Roman villas.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament d'Albesa". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Albesa". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.