Lleida


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Lleida

(lyā`thə) or

Lérida

(lā`rēthä), city (1990 pop. 111,825), capital of Lleida prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia, on the Segre River. Lleida is the center of a fertile farm area and has a limited variety of manufactures. The ancient Ilerda, it was taken (49 B.C.) by Julius Caesar, who defeated Pompey's generals there. Lleida fell to the Moors in A.D. 714 and was liberated (1149) by Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona. The university founded there (c.1300) by James II of Aragón was discontinued in 1717. Traditionally a strategic, fortified city, Lleida was a key defense point for Barcelona in the Spanish civil war; it fell (Apr., 1938) after a nine-month battle. The old section of the city is dominated by the castle, whose ramparts enclose a Romanesque cathedral.
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Police clash with protesters in Lleida as 44 works of art at centre of dispute between Catalonia and region of Aragon are removed Scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators after hundreds of people gathered outside a museum in the Catalan city of Lleida to protest against the removal of 44 works of art that have been at the centre of a long-running dispute between Catalonia and the neighbouring region of Aragon.
(2) Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, 25198 Lleida, Spain
El desarrollo economico mediante la agricultura de regadio no ha sido un camino facil, y han debido superarse problemas graves como el paludismo en ambos sistemas o bien, en el caso de las acequias de Lleida, la situacion de abandono de una parte importante de la zona de riego como consecuencia de la prohibicion de construir viviendas fuera de los muros de la ciudad durante un siglo y medio.
Primeramente me intereso estudiar el ambito demografico, siendo uno de los aspectos mas dificiles de exponer por la falta de referencias bibliograficas y archivisticas completas, a pesar de estos inconvenientes fui capaz de establecer una dinamica interna, vital para saber cuantos habitantes tenia la ciudad de Lleida, situandolos en su contexto catalan y espanol, siendo una parte esencial de cualquier intento de aproximacion a una realidad historica ya que nos ayuda a comprender mejor la resta de campos historicos.
In other news: Alier has added size press treatments on two paper machines at its Lleida mill.