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Salt, Girona

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Salt theatre

Coat of arms
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Location in Catalonia
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Salt (Catalonia)
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Salt (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°58′34″N 2°47′17″E / 41.97611°N 2.78806°E / 41.97611; 2.78806Coordinates: 41°58′34″N 2°47′17″E / 41.97611°N 2.78806°E / 41.97611; 2.78806
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaGironès
Government
 • MayorJordi Viñas Xifra (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total6.6 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total30,622
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saltenc, saltenca
Websiteviladesalt.cat

Salt (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsal]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Gironès in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the right bank of the Ter next to Girona, with which it was merged from 1974 to 1984. The A-7 autopista and N-141 road pass through the municipality.

Demography

Largest groups of foreign residents
Nationality Population (2013)
 Morocco 5,032
 Gambia 1,863
 Honduras 1,272
 Mali 728
 Senegal 554

Salt is known for its elevated ethnic diversity. Over 77 nationalities are represented in the population of Salt: In 2011, 17,739 (56 %) were Spanish, 5,032 (15%) were Moroccan; 1,863 (6%) Gambians; 1,272 (4%) Honduran; 728 (2%) Malian, and 554 (1.7%) Senegalese.[4]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
2280 5360 5956 11,365 21,081 27,673

Manufacturing

Salt is the home of Gas Gas, who manufacture and export off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles worldwide from their Salt base.[5]

Notable people

  • Lluís Dilmé i Romagós (1960-), architect and urban planner
  • Delfí Geli, footballer

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Salt". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Salt". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.larazon.es/8542-un-municipio-con-un-43-de-inmigracion-y-77-nacionalidades-OLLA_RAZON_354567#.Ttt1JT8OabL25UN
  5. ^ "Contact". Gas Gas Motos. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
  • 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).
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