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Capellades

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Anoia
Postal code  08786
Area  2.9 km²
Local time  Wednesday 8:34 PM
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Elevation  317 m
Population  5,284 (2014)
Province  Province of Barcelona
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Demonym(s)  Capelladí ; Capelladina
Weather  13°C, Wind SW at 6 km/h, 78% Humidity

Capellades ([kəpəˈʎaðəs]) is a town in Catalonia, Spain, located in the south of the comarca of Anoia, some sixty metres above the Anoia river where it cuts through the Catalan Coastal Range. The C-244 trunk road from Vilafranca del Penedès and the FGC railway line R6 from Martorell and Barcelona run along the river valley below the town on their way to Igualada. It is about one hour from Barcelona by car, bus or train.

Map of Capellades, Barcelona, Spain

Capellades is known for the manufacture of paper since the seventeenth century. A paper manufacturer of Capellades (established in 1714) specialized nowadays in producing security paper is the oldest company in Spain. In the town there is also a Museum of Paper (Molí-Museu Paperer) housed in a converted papermill.

There is a small amount of agriculture, both irrigated (market gardening) and non-irrigated (cereals, grapes, almonds), although the territory of the municipality is small. Textile and ceramic manufacture and tourism during the summer also contribute to the local economy. Munich (sport shoes) has its headquarters in Capellades.

The site has been inhabited since the middle Paleolithic era (50000 years BP), and an archeological site just below the modern town, known locally as the Abric Romaní, is open to the public.

References

Capellades Wikipedia


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