City Facts

Geographic location

277 meters above sea-level
41º 33′ 40” North
2º 0′ 29” East

Municipal area

70.10 km2


North: Matadepera and Vacarisses
South: Rubí and Sabadell
West:Viladecavalls, Ullastrell and Vacarisses

County: Vallès Occidental

Judicial district:Terrassa
Province: Barcelona
Autonomous Region:Catalonia
State: Spain (European Union)


210,941 inhabitants (on 1 January 2009)
Population of area of influence: 250,000
Population of its county: 620,000

Distance from the main tourist attractions in Catalonia

Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park 5 km
Montseny Natural Park: 40 km
Montserrat: 20 km
Costa Brava: 100 km
Costa Daurada: 90 km
Pyrenees: 200 km

Distance from the main cities in Catalonia

Barcelona: 28 km.
Barcelona Airport (El Prat) 30 minutes by motorway.
Port of Barcelona (Zona Franca) 30 minutes by motorway.
Girona: 107 km
Tarragona:109 km
Lleida: 138 km