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Castelldefels
Castelldefels
(Catalan pronunciation: [kəsˌteʎdəˈfɛɫs]; Spanish: Casteldefels) is a municipality in the Baix Llobregat comarca, in the province of Barcelona
Barcelona
in Catalonia, Spain, and part of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Its population is 63,255 (INE 2014).

Contents

1 Geography and location 2 Demography and governance

2.1 Summary of council election results

3 Education 4 Transport

4.1 2010 accident

5 References 6 External links

Geography and location[edit]

Castle of Castelldefels

It is located about 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Barcelona, just to the north of the massís del Garraf
Garraf
and is the last town on the coast before the comarca of Garraf. The town is famous for its long beach (more than 5 km), for being the place of residence of many famous sportsmen and for being the city which inspired the creation of the character "El Neng de Castefa" who used to appear on the late night show called "BFN" hosted by the showman and presenter Andreu Buenafuente. During the summer, many people from Barcelona
Barcelona
and the countryside visit it. Nearby towns include Gavà, Viladecans, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sitges
Sitges
and el Prat de Llobregat. Castelldefels borders the coast of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
between Sitges
Sitges
and Gavà. The Olympic canal, called Canal Olímpic de Catalunya, built for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games of Barcelona
Barcelona
is in the town. The main-belt asteroid 72037 Castelldefels, discovered in 2000, is named after the town.[3] Demography and governance[edit]

Population

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2005

289 797 2039 13,219 27,932 56,718

Between 1979 and 2011, the town was governed by the Socialists' Party of Catalonia
Catalonia
(PSC). The first democratic mayor after Constitution was Agustín Marina Pérez (ca). In 2011, the conservative People's Party (PP) won a plurality of seats for the first time, and Manuel Reyes of the PP was elected mayor of the town.[4] In 2015, the eco-socialist Candela López of the ICV was elected mayor by a leftist government coalition. Summary of council election results[edit]

1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

Socialists' Party of Catalonia
Catalonia
(PSC) 8 15 12 11 9 9 8 9 7 4

Initiative for Catalonia
Catalonia
Greens (ICV) 5 (a)

2

3 1 2 3 3

United and Alternative Left
United and Alternative Left
(EUiA) 1 (b) 1 (b) 1

Movem Castelldefels
Castelldefels
(with ICV-EUiA)

4

Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 4

Independents/Residents groups 2

1 2 2 2

Convergence and Union
Convergence and Union
(CiU) 1 3 5 6 4 4 3 4 5 2

Republican Left of Catalonia
Catalonia
(ERC) 1

1 1

3

People's Party (PP)

2 (c) 1 (c) 3 5 5 5 5 8 8

Democratic and Social Centre (CDS)

1

Citizens – Party of the Citizenry
Citizens – Party of the Citizenry
(C's)

1

2

Castelldefels
Castelldefels
Si Pot (CSPOT)

2

Total number of seats[5] 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 25 25 25

(a) results for the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (b) results for the Party of the Communists of Catalonia (c) results for the People's Alliance Education[edit] Castelldefels School of Technology
Castelldefels School of Technology
provides higher education in aeronautics and telecommunications technology. The town is also the location of the British School of Barcelona.[6] There are ten public primary schools and three public secondary schools. Transport[edit] Main article: Transport in Castelldefels Transport links include two stations ( Castelldefels
Castelldefels
and Platja de Castelldefels) on RENFE
RENFE
line R2 from Sant Vicenç de Calders
Sant Vicenç de Calders
to Maçanet-Massanes via Barcelona, bus routes to Barcelona
Barcelona
(L94, L95, L97), Barcelona
Barcelona
Airport (L99) and Sant Boi de Llobregat
Sant Boi de Llobregat
(L96), as well as an urban bus route connecting the rest of the town (CF1), the C-32 motorway and the C-31 and C-245 dual carriageways. A second railway line is due to be constructed from Cornellà de Llobregat
Cornellà de Llobregat
to Castelldefels. 2010 accident[edit] Main article: Castelldefels
Castelldefels
train accident On 23 June 2010, 12 young people were killed, and 14 injured, when they were hit by an express train as they crossed the tracks in the railway station at Platja de Castelldefels, while on their way to a summer solstice bonfire party on the beach.[7] References[edit]

^ a b "Ajuntament de Castelldefels". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.  ^ "El municipi en xifres: Castelldefels". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.  ^ 72037 Castelldefels ^ "El PP promet austeritat a Castelldefels
Castelldefels
després de conquerir la històrica alcaldia socialista", ara.cat, 11 June 2011 ^ Eleccions municipals 1979–2011, Ciutats catalanes de més de 25.000 habitants, Historiaelectoral.com, accessed 4 September 2011 ^ "Información de contacto Archived 2015-11-24 at the Wayback Machine.." The British School of Barcelona. Retrieved on 18 February 2015. "Calle Ginesta, 26 08860 Castelldefels
Castelldefels
Barcelona, Spain" ^ "Twelve Spanish Teenagers Killed by Express Train", The Guardian, 24 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010

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).

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Castelldefels.

Official site (in Catalan and Spanish) Artistic and historical buildings in Castelldefels
Castelldefels
(in Catalan) Government data pages (in Catalan)

Places adjacent to Castelldefels

Gavà

Sitges

Castelldefels

Balearic Sea

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Municipalities of Baix Llobregat

Abrera Begues Castelldefels Castellví de Rosanes Cervelló Collbató Corbera de Llobregat Cornellà de Llobregat Esparreguera Esplugues de Llobregat Gavà Martorell Molins de Rei Olesa de Montserrat Pallejà La Palma de Cervelló El Papiol El Prat de Llobregat Sant Andreu de la Barca Sant Boi de Llobregat Sant Climent de Llobregat Sant Esteve Sesrovires Sant Feliu de Llobregat Sant Joan Despí Sant Just Desvern Sant Vicenç dels Horts Santa Coloma de Cervelló Torrelles de Llobregat Vallirana Viladecans

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Municipalities in the province of Barcelona

1,500,000+

Barcelona

250,000+

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

200,000+

Badalona Sabadell Terrassa

100,000+

Mataró Santa Coloma de Gramenet

75,000+

Cornellà de Llobregat Manresa Sant Boi de Llobregat Sant Cugat del Vallès

50,000+

Castelldefels Cerdanyola del Vallès Granollers Mollet del Vallès El Prat de Llobregat Rubí Viladecans Vilanova i la Geltrú

25,000+

Barberà del Vallès Esplugues de Llobregat Gavà Igualada Martorell Molins de Rei Montcada i Reixac Pineda de Mar Premià de Mar Ripollet Sant Adrià de Besòs Sant Andreu de la Barca Sant Feliu de Llobregat Sant Joan Despí Sant Pere de Ribes Sant Vicenç dels Horts Santa Perpètua de Mogoda Sitges Vic Vilafranca del Penedès

under 25,000

Abrera Aguilar de Segarra Aiguafreda Alella Alpens L'Ametlla del Vallès Arenys de Mar Arenys de Munt Argençola Argentona Artés Avià Avinyó Avinyonet del Penedès Badia del Vallès Bagà Balenyà Balsareny Begues Bellprat Berga Bigues i Riells Borredà El Bruc El Brull Les Cabanyes Cabrera de Mar Cabrera d'Anoia Cabrils Calaf Calders Caldes de Montbui Caldes d'Estrac Calella Calonge de Segarra Calldetenes Callús Campins Canet de Mar Canovelles Cànoves i Samalús Canyelles Capellades Capolat Cardedeu Cardona Carme Casserres Castell de l'Areny Castellar de n'Hug Castellar del Riu Castellar del Vallès Castellbell i el Vilar Castellbisbal Castellcir Castellet i la Gornal Castellfollit de Riubregós Castellfollit del Boix Castellgalí Castellnou de Bages Castellolí Castellterçol Castellví de la Marca Castellví de Rosanes Centelles Cercs Cervelló Collbató Collsuspina Copons Corbera de Llobregat Cubelles Dosrius Esparreguera L'Espunyola L'Esquirol Estany Figaró-Montmany Fígols Fogars de la Selva Fogars de Montclús Folgueroles Fonollosa Font-rubí Les Franqueses del Vallès Gaià Gallifa La Garriga Gelida Gironella Gisclareny La Granada Granera Gualba Guardiola de Berguedà Gurb Els Hostalets de Pierola Jorba La Llacuna La Llagosta Lliçà d'Amunt Lliçà de Vall Llinars del Vallès Lluçà Malgrat de Mar Malla Manlleu Marganell Martorelles Les Masies de Roda Les Masies de Voltregà El Masnou Masquefa Matadepera Mediona Moià Monistrol de Calders Monistrol de Montserrat Montclar Montesquiu Montgat Montmajor Montmaneu Montmeló Montornès del Vallès Montseny Muntanyola Mura Navarcles Navàs La Nou de Berguedà Òdena Olèrdola Olesa de Bonesvalls Olesa de Montserrat Olivella Olost Olvan Orís Oristà Orpí Òrrius Pacs del Penedès Palafolls Palau-solità i Plegamans La Palma de Cervelló Pallejà El Papiol Parets del Vallès Perafita Piera El Pla del Penedès La Pobla de Claramunt La Pobla de Lillet Polinyà El Pont de Vilomara i Rocafort Pontons Prats de Lluçanès Els Prats de Rei Premià de Dalt Puigdàlber Puig-reig Pujalt La Quar Rajadell Rellinars La Roca del Vallès Roda de Ter Rubió Rupit i Pruit Sagàs Saldes Sallent Sant Agustí de Lluçanès Sant Andreu de Llavaneres Sant Antoni de Vilamajor Sant Bartomeu del Grau Sant Boi de Lluçanès Sant Cebrià de Vallalta Sant Celoni Sant Climent de Llobregat Sant Cugat Sesgarrigues Sant Esteve de Palautordera Sant Esteve Sesrovires Sant Feliu de Codines Sant Feliu Sasserra Sant Fost de Campsentelles Sant Fruitós de Bages Sant Hipòlit de Voltregà Sant Iscle de Vallalta Sant Jaume de Frontanyà Sant Joan de Vilatorrada Sant Julià de Cerdanyola Sant Julià de Vilatorta Sant Just Desvern Sant Llorenç d'Hortons Sant Llorenç Savall Sant Martí d'Albars Sant Martí de Centelles Sant Martí de Tous Sant Martí Sarroca Sant Martí Sesgueioles Sant Mateu de Bages Sant Pere de Riudebitlles Sant Pere de Torelló Sant Pere de Vilamajor Sant Pere Sallavinera Sant Pol de Mar Sant Quintí de Mediona Sant Quirze de Besora Sant Quirze del Vallès Sant Quirze Safaja Sant Sadurní d'Anoia Sant Sadurní d'Osormort Sant Salvador de Guardiola Sant Vicenç de Castellet Sant Vicenç de Montalt Sant Vicenç de Torelló Santa Cecília de Voltregà Santa Coloma de Cervelló Santa Eugènia de Berga Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana Santa Fe del Penedès Santa Margarida de Montbui Santa Margarida i els Monjos Santa Maria de Besora Santa Maria de Martorelles Santa Maria de Merlès Santa Maria de Miralles Santa Maria de Palautordera Santa Maria d'Oló Santa Susanna Santpedor Sentmenat Seva Sobremunt Sora Subirats Súria Tagamanent Talamanca Taradell Tavèrnoles Tavertet Teià Tiana Tona Tordera Torelló La Torre de Claramunt Torrelavit Torrelles de Foix Torrelles de Llobregat Ullastrell Vacarisses Vallbona d'Anoia Vallcebre Vallgorguina Vallirana Vallromanes Veciana Vilada Viladecavalls Vilalba Sasserra Vilanova de Sau Vilanova del Camí Vilanova del Vallès Vilassar de Dalt Vilassar de Mar Vilobí del Penedès

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