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Tremp is a city that has about 6000 inhabitants. It is located in the North-West of Catalonia and is 470 meters above the sea level. The city is the neuralgic point where the tourist can find commercial centres and services and it is the gateway to the Pyrenees.

From a geographical point of view, Tremp is located in the middle of the calcareous pre-Pyrenees, in the South of the mountain ranges of Sant Gervàs and Carreu, and in the North we can find the mountains of Montsec. This vast area is situated in the middle of a Pyrenean and pre-Pyrenean mountain landscape and it is surrounded by the rivers Noguera Pallaresa and Noguera Ribagorçana. The territory of La Terreta, which is divided from the city by the mountain range of Montllobar, has its own physical and territorial personality; it is an integrated area to Tremp, but from a geographical point of view belongs to Ribagorça region, which is between the regions of Lleida and Osca.




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The surface of Tremp increased to more than 303 square kilometres during the sixties and seventies by the policy of aggregated municipalities. The city became in the biggest one of Catalonia and its area was the same or superior than other Catalan regions, such as Pla de l’Estany or Pla d’Urgell.

In this vast territory one can find thirty small towns of different dimensions. On the one hand, there is the capital of Tremp where the 90 per cent of people live and, on the other hand, there are towns that have around 100 inhabitants. Moreover, there are small towns which are almost deserted.

Tremp and the rest of its region have the singularity of being in a Northern area inside the Catalan territory. This fact, on the one hand, has stopped the industrialization but, on the other hand, means that there is a perfect conservation of the natural surrounding.

For example, the town of Vilamitjana shapes  Entitat Municipal Descentralitzada, formed by a President and a residents association. In spite of this, there are other towns which have a Mayor.


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