Baix Penedès

Baix Penedès


Coat of arms
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Capital El Vendrell
  Total 296.4 km2 (114.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 100,262
  Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality El Vendrell

Baix Penedès is a comarca in Catalonia, Spain. The area has been settled since the times of the Iberians, with ancient ruins remaining in Banyeres at Can Canyís, in the capital el Vendrell at the village of Guàrdies and in Calafell at the villages of Toixoneres and la Ciutadella ("The Citadel").


Municipality Population
Albinyana 2,335 19.4
L'Arboç 5,515 14.1
Banyeres del Penedès 3,057 12.2
Bellvei 2,174 8.3
La Bisbal del Penedès 3,495 32.5
Bonastre 622 25.0
Calafell 24,333 20.4
Cunit 11,989 9.7
Llorenç del Penedès 2,306 4.6
Masllorenç 519 6.6
El Montmell 1,418 72.8
Sant Jaume dels Domenys 2,493 24.4
Santa Oliva 3,287 9.6
El Vendrell 36,719 36.8
Total: 14 100,262 296.4


Baix Penedès has one of the longest-lived traditions of castellers in Catalonia. (Castellers practice the traditional Catalan art/sport of making human pyramids.) The comarcal capital, el Vendrell, has a monument dedicated to castellers.

The most important competitions of Castellers in the comarca occur each year as part of the August festival in honor of the Virgin Mary at Bisbal and on the fourth Sunday of August at L'Arboç, with castellers from all over Catalonia.

People from Baix Penedès

Among the most important historical figures from Baix Penedès are:


  1. 1 2 "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25.

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Coordinates: 41°13′12″N 1°32′4″E / 41.22000°N 1.53444°E / 41.22000; 1.53444

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