Terrassa

Terrassa (Catalan pronunciation: [təˈrasə]) is a city in the east central region of Catalonia, Spain, in the province of Barcelona, comarca of Vallès Occidental, of which it is the co-capital along with Sabadell.

Terrassa
Terrassa
Coordinates: 41.570°N 2.013°E / 41.570; 2.013
CountrySpain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaVallès Occidental
Government
  MayorJordi Ballart (Tot per Terrassa)
Area
  Total70.2 km2 (27.1 sq mi)
Elevation
286 m (938 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
  Total218,535
  Density3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Egarencs (Catalan)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
08221 a 08229
Official language(s)Catalan and Spanish
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.terrassa.cat

The name Terrassa may be a corruption of Late Latin terra ix ipsa, evolved into proto-Aragonese as terra-iš-sa ("that avian/cool place"), potentially conflated with terra-ès-sà "safe/clean place".[citation needed]

It is the site of Roman Egara, a former Visigothic bishopric, which became a Latin Catholic titular see. Since 2004, it is again the see of a bishopric.

The city is located in the Catalan Prelitoral depression (Depressió Prelitoral), at the feet of the Prelitoral mountain range (Natural reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt) and the average altitude of the city is 277 meters above sea level. It is 20 and 18 kilometres from Barcelona and Montserrat respectively.

Terrassa is the third largest city in Catalonia, after Barcelona and L’Hospitalet.


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