Place:Lérida, Cataluña, Spain

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NameLérida
Alt namesLleida
Lleida provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Léridasource: Family History Library Catalog
Léridasource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 610; Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) VII, 290; Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 73; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
TypeProvince
Coordinates41.617°N 0.617°E
Located inCataluña, Spain     (1979 - )
Contained Places
Comarca
Alt Urgell
Alta Ribagorça
Garrigues
Noguera
Pallars Jussà
Pallars Sobirà
Pla d'Urgell
Ribera d'Ebre
Segarra
Segrià
Solsonès
Urgell
Val d'Aran
General region
Ribas
Inhabited place
Agramunt
Alfarrás
Argolell
Balaguer
Basella
Bellpuig de las Abellanas
Bobalá
Bohí
Borjas Blancas
Bosost
Camarasa
Cervera
Covet ( 800 - )
Escaló
Estahón
Esterri de Aneu
Esterri de Cardós
Gausach
Granadella
Lleida
Mur ( 500 - )
Orcau
Pons
Pont de Suert
Salardú
San Lorenzo de Morunys
San Pedro de Burgal
Seo de Urgel ( 500 - )
Solsona
Sorpe
Sort
Tahull
Tremp
Tárrega
Viella
Municipality
Almacelles
Unknown
Adrahent
Albesa
Alentorn
Altet
Altrón
Anserall
Aramunt
Aransá
Arcalís
Arfa
Artesa de Segre
Aña
Bastida d'Ortóns
Bellcaire de Urgel
Bellvís
Berrós-Josa
Berrós-Subirá
Burgó
Cabanabona
Caregné
Ceró.
Claraválls
Claverol
Colldelrat
Dorbé
Escart
Espot
Estach
Estaña
Figuerola de Meyá
Figuerosa
Fontllonga
Fornols
Freita
Gabarra
Gabás
Ges
Guimera
Isabarre
Isona
La Vansa
Liñola
Llaborre
Llimiana
Llusás
Malmercat
Monmagastrell
Monsonís
Monsó
Montanisell
Montant
Montardit
Montargull
Montellá
Montmagastre
Navinés
Novés de Segre
Olp
Ortedó
Paláu de Noguera
Perlés
Pesonada
Plandogáu
Poal
Pobla de Segur
Portella
Pradell
Pujalt
Rialp
Ribelles
Ribert
Salás de Pallás
San Martí de Canals
San Salvador de Toló
Sanahuja
Sant Joan de Vinyafrescal
Sant Miquel de la Vall
Sant Pere de Brugal
Santa Engracia
Sarroca
Saurí
Sendés
Sensúy
Serch
Serví
Solanell
Son del Pino
Termens
Toralla
Tost
Unarre
Urgel
Valencia de Aneo
Vall-Llebrera
Vernet
Vilamur
Vilanova de Barrat
Vilanova de Meyá
Vilanova de la Aguda
Villanueva de la Sal
Vilves
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Province of Lleida, also sometimes called the Province of Lérida, is one of the four provinces of Catalonia. It lies in north-eastern Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Catalonia, and is bordered by the provinces of Girona, Barcelona, Tarragona, Zaragoza and Huesca and the countries of France and Andorra. It is often popularly referred to as Ponent (i.e. the West).

Of the population of 414,015 (2007), about 30% live in the capital, Lleida. Some other towns in Lleida province are La Seu d'Urgell (see of the archbishop, who is also the co-prince to Andorra), Mollerussa, Cervera, Tàrrega, Balaguer. There are 231 municipalities in Lleida. (See List of municipalities in Lleida).

Located in the Pyrenees, the Aran Valley is a special comarca with greater autonomy and with Aranese, a variety of Occitan, as its official language.

The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is located in this province.

The province enjoys a thriving fruit-growing industry, including pears and peaches.

According to the 2006 Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, the provinces of Catalonia are due to be superseded by territorial units (unitats territorials) or vegeries based on a more historical political division, and the Province of Lleida would become two territorial units: Ponent or Terres de Lleida Vegueria (the entire southern area) and Alt Pirineu i Aran Vegueria (the entire northern part plus the comarca of Cerdanya, part of which is currently in the Province of Girona), the county of Solsona going to the Comarques Centrals (Central Counties) Vegueria. The plan is on hold for the time being (2015).

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