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Tordera (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°42′3″N2°43′12″E / 41.70083°N 2.72000°E / 41.70083; 2.72000
Country Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Community Flag of Catalonia.svg  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Maresme
Government
   Mayor Joan Carles García Cañizares (2015) [1]
Area
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  Total84.1 km2 (32.5 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2018) [3]
  Total16,937
  Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torderenc
Postal code
08490
Website tordera.cat

Tordera is a city in the comarca of Maresme, province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, situated 64 km from Barcelona and 36 km from Girona on the edge of the Montnegre natural park. Its population as of 2010 was 15,641.

The economy used to be based on agriculture, especially cork production, but has diversified into textile manufacturing and construction.

The Tordera River flows through the town.

The Romanesque church of Saint Stephen is situated in the town centre: part of the altar is original, but the rest of the building was renovated in the 16th and 18th centuries.

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References

  1. "Ajuntament de Tordera". Generalitat of Catalonia . Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. "El municipi en xifres: Tordera". Statistical Institute of Catalonia . Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.