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Santa Coloma de Gramenet
—  Municipality  â€”
Santa Coloma de Gramenet is located in Catalonia
Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°28′N 2°13′E / 41.467°N 2.217°E / 41.467; 2.217Coordinates: 41°28′N 2°13′E / 41.467°N 2.217°E / 41.467; 2.217
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Barcelonès
 - Mayor Nuria Parlón
 - Total 7.05 km2 (2.7 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Total 116,012
 - Density 16,455.6/km2 (42,619.8/sq mi)
 - Demonym colomenc/colomenca or gramenetenc/gramenetenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Santa Coloma de Gramenet (also known as Gramenet del Besòs) is a city in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the south-east side of the Litoral range, with the Puig Castellar (299 m) as its highest point, on the left bank of the Besòs river: the municipalities of Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona separate it from the coast. It is essentially a banlieue (or suburb) of Barcelona.


The area has been inhabited since at least the Iberic period, and the remains of an Iberic village have been found on Puig Castellar. The artefacts are housed in a museum in La Torre Balldovina, a building dating from the eighteenth century. Other notable buildings include the renaissance palace of La Torre Pallaresa and the noucentista Clínica Mental.

In November 2008, the city made worldwide news by installing solar panels on top of crypts in the local cemetery, in an effort to help fight climate change.[1]

In November 2009, the spanish police enter in the hall town and detained the mayor, because in the town hall had political corruption.


West Santa Coloma
Main church
1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2001
1510 12,930 15,281 106,711 135,258 116,012


  • 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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