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Sant Adrià del Besòs

About Sant Adrià del Besòs

31,939 in city
4,228,048 in metro
3 km² (1 mi²)
14 m
Sant Adrià de Besòs is a municipality in the comarca of the Barcelonès in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated at the mouth of the Besòs river, exteding to both sides of the estuary. The original settlement with the parish church is on the left bank of the river, in the north of the municipal territory: however the municipality is now a collection of residential and, especially, industrial zones, integrated with the city of Barcelona. The origins of the town start with the parish church of Sant Adria, which was referred to in 1012, where in about 1092 a priory of Augustinian monks, dependants of Sant Ruf d'Avinyo, was founded. Sant Oleguer came to this priory from 1095 to 1108 before becoming the bishop of Barcelona and, later, the archbishop of Tarragona. In 1127 the priory was moved to Santa Maria de Terrassa. Surrounding this church, upon a small hill fourteen metres high, to the west of the River Besòs, is the nucleus of the original village. Currently, Sant Adrià is a town dominated by the service industry, but with a diverse manufacturing sector (especially in the areas of metal-work, chemistry, and construction) consisting mostly of medium-sized companies.

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