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Cerdanyola del Vallès
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Flag of Cerdanyola del Vallès
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Coat of arms of Cerdanyola del Vallès
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Cerdanyola del Vallès is located in Catalonia
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°29′31″N 2°08′20″E / 41.49194°N 2.13889°E / 41.49194; 2.13889
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaVallès Occidental
Government
 • MayorCarles Escolà Sánchez (2015)[1] (Compromís per Cerdanyola)
Area
 • Total30.6 km2 (11.8 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total57,402
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cerdanyolenc
Websitewww.cerdanyola.cat

Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalan pronunciation: [səɾðəˈɲɔlə ðəl βəˈʎɛs]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Vallès Occidental in Catalonia. It is situated on the north side of the Collserola ridge. The town is served by the A-7 and C-58 motorways, the N-150 road and the Renfe railway commuter lines R4, R7 and railway regional line Ca4. It is well known as the site of the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (at Bellaterra) and hosts the ALBA (synchrotron) located in the Barcelona Synchrotron Park.

Main sights[edit]

As befits a municipality which has increased its population more than fiftyfold in the last century, most of the buildings are modern. The parish church is in a modernist style, while the Sant Marcel castle has been rebuilt in a neogothic style. The botanical gardens of El Pedregar (also at Bellaterra) have a notable collection of sculptures. Iberian remains have been found and are exposed at Ca n'Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Cerdanyola del Vallès". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Cerdanyola del Vallès". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.

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