infobox catalan municipio

arms=Escut de Badalona.svg
demonym=Badaloní, badalonina

Badalona ("Baetulo" in Roman times) is a city in Spain. It is located in Catalonia, in the "comarca of the Barcelonès near the city of Barcelona. It is situated on the left bank of the small river Besòs and on the Mediterranean Sea.

Badalona has a station on the RENFE R1 suburban railway line from L'Hospitalet de Llobregat to Maçanet-Massanes and a small harbour, chiefly important for its fishing and boat-building trades. There are gas, chemical and mineral-oil works in the town, which also manufactures woollen and cotton goods, glass, biscuits, sugar and brandy; while the surrounding fertile plains produce an abundance of grain, wine and fruit. Badalona thus largely contributes to the export trade of Barcelona, and may, in fact, be regarded as its industrial suburb.

Anís del Mono

This Mediterranean port region is the home to the historic distillery which produces Anís del Mono, a spirit made of herbs and anise, one of the most famous anisettes in Spain.


infobox catalan municipio demography

See also

*Joventut Badalona
*Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona


* Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). "Guia de Catalunya", Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links

* [ Official site] ("in Catalan")
* [ Information] from the Generalitat de Catalunya ("in Catalan")
* [ Information] from the Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya ("in Catalan")
* [ Information] from the Diputació de Barcelona ("in Catalan")
* [ BadalonaWireless] Open and Neutral Wireless Community
* [ Badalona fire station]
* [] All about Badalona
* [ Badalona Artistic Images]

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