Physical Map of Catalonia and Anoia County Anoia County
Anoia's Relief <ul><li>The relief of the county is distributed between mountainous areas, plains and a basin. </li></ul>
Anoia's Relief: Mountains El Bruc is in a mountainous area. In this town there is one of the most important mountains of Catalonia, Montserrat .
Anoia's Relief: Plains One of the plains of Anoia County is situated around Calaf. Windmills in Calaf’s plain
Anoia's Relief: Òdena Basin In the center of Anoia County there is a basin. Its name is Òdena Basin. Igualada belongs to this Basin. Òdena Basin
Anoia's Relief: Anoia River Anoia River crossing Vilanova del Camí Anoia River crosses the county through the middle.
Anoia’s Geology: Rocks Gypsum: It's a white rock and it has a massive rock aspect. We can find it in Òdena. Clay: It's red to brown and we can find it in Igualada or Jorba. Conglomerate: We can find it in Bellprat.
Anoia's Landscapes Bellprat El Bruc La Tossa Sta. Maria de Miralles
Anoia's: Climate The southeast is the part of the county that receives the most precipitation. The west is the part of the county that receives the least precipitation and it is the part with the lowest temperatures. The center is the part with the highest temperature .
Anoia’s towns: Population More than 30,000 inhabitants. More than 10,000 inhabitants. More than 5,000 inhabitants. More than 1,000 inhabitants. Less than 1,000 inhabitants.
Economy: Paper Sector The majority of paper factories are in Capellades, Carme and La Pobla de Claramunt, near Anoia river. One of the most important economic sector in Anoia County is paper production.
Economy: Paper Mill <ul><li>This paper mill is in Capellades, next to the Anoia river. Nowadays it ’ s a museum. </li></ul><ul><li>In a paper mill the production of the paper was very slow and a little bit complicated. </li></ul>
Manresana Tower (Prats de Rei) <ul><li>One of The Succession War battles took place in Els Prats de Rei in 1711. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle was between Catalans-Austrians and French-Castilians. </li></ul><ul><li>The battle was part of the war to decide who would be the next king of Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>The Manresana tower was used in this battle. </li></ul>
Popular Army Training Base <ul><li>The base was created in the spring of 1938 towards the end of the Spanish Civil War. It was located in Pujalt. </li></ul><ul><li>The Republican Army created the training camp. </li></ul><ul><li>Young men were recruited to fight with the Republican Army. </li></ul>
Geocaching <ul><li>It is a high-tech game played around the world by adventure seekers with GPS devices. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to find containers (caches) with the coordinates in the web . In these caches there is a notebook and some objects. If you want to take one of them you have to leave another object. </li></ul>Popular Army Training Base cache
L ’ Abric Romaní Shelter <ul><li>The Neanderthals appeared 230,000 years ago and they became extinct 28,000 years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>In Spain there are some Neanderthal archeological sites. One of the most important is “ L ’ Abric Romaní ” in Capellades. </li></ul>L ’ Abric Romaní
L ’ Abric Romaní Shelter (II) <ul><li>Neanderthals controlled a lot of activities: </li></ul><ul><li>They painted the walls of the caves. </li></ul><ul><li>They made knives and other utensils. They ate a lot of vegetables and a little bit of protein. </li></ul><ul><li>They were very intelligent and they used the fire. </li></ul>
Anoia legends: The Drummer of the Bruc <ul><li>In the 19th century there was a war in Spain called The Napoleonic War. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1808 the Napoleonic Army was ready to attack the village of El Bruc. </li></ul><ul><li>The villagers did all they could do to fight against the French. </li></ul>
Anoia legends: The Drummer of the Bruc (II) <ul><li>One boy was playing the drum at the top of the mountain. </li></ul><ul><li>He multiplied the sound of the drum and the French army thought there were thousands of soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>They turned back because they thought it was a better army than theirs. </li></ul>
Christmas Festivities The three Wise Men The Little Shepherds The Living Nativity The Christmas Log
Igualada’s traditional festivity La Mostra : It is a theatre fair for children and teenagers which is well known over the country. It ’ s celebrated in Igualada in April .
Claramunt Castle Claramunt castle is located at the top of Claramunt mountain.
Alta Anoia Chickpeas Ingredients: - 300 g. of chickpeas. - Desalted cod (4 pieces). - 1 kg. of spinachs. - ½ red pepper. - 2 garlics. - 2 tomatoes. - Oil. - Salt. - Water. - Broth. <ul><li>Preparation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Boil the spinachs with a little amount of water and salt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a saucepan, fry some garlics, peppers and tomatoes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add the chickpeas and cod. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shake the pan and add some broth to cook the chickpeas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let it boil and at the last moment add the spinachs. </li></ul></ul>
Conclusion: Summarize the presentation <ul><li>We have worked so much with this presentation… Although it doesn’t seem it, we have spent a lot of time working on it. </li></ul><ul><li>We have also learned and discovered some facts about our county. </li></ul>
Conclusion: Summarize the course <ul><li>Judith Heins came to Spain in order to help us with our English. </li></ul><ul><li>We have done a lot of activities about Anoia County. Every week we worked on differents topics, including history, culture, etc. </li></ul>
Discuss what you learned <ul><li>In general, we have learned a lot about all the themes we have worked on. </li></ul><ul><li>We already knew something about some themes, but others (as the typical recipe or the population of the county) were unknown for us. </li></ul>
What was the most interesting and surprising? <ul><li>In our opinion the most interesting information was about the popular army base, because we didn’t know anything about it. </li></ul><ul><li>The most surprising for us was knowing about the production of paper in a paper mill. </li></ul>
How will you use this information in the future? <ul><li>Maybe we won’t use never this information, but we think that it is important to know about your county, its traditions, its geography, its history, etc. </li></ul>
Bibliography Physical Map of Catalonia http ://2.bp.blogspot.com/ Anoia Relief http://www.directe.cat http://www.enciclopedia.cat/fitxa_v2.jsp?NDCHEC=0046851 Manresana Tower http://catpatrimoni.com Popular Army Training Base http://www.thenakedscientists.com
Bibliograhy Neanderthals http: //www.thenakedscientists.com http://www.abc.es/blogs/nieves/public/post/en-busca-del-ultimo-neandertal-8841.asp Chikpea http://www.anoiaenviu.cat/rutes.php Paper Mill http://www.festacatalunya.cat/articles-mostra-1034-cat-museu_moli_paperer_de_capellades.htm Claramunt Castle http://www.flickr.com/groups/catalunyamedieval/discuss/72157616251360034/ La Mostra http://www.anoiadiari.cat/noticia/6021/la-mostra-igualada-acollira-mes-de-60-companyies-i-16-estrenes