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AS Terrassa

Local Board:

  • President: Valentín Valhondo
  • Secretary: Joan Toni Castillo
  • Treasurer: Oriol Casamor
  • International Contact Member: Irene Jiménez
  • Webmaster: Arnau Serra
  • Executive Members: Xavi Tió, David Cano

University: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech - ETSEIAT

EUROAVIA member since: 2007

Website: http://terrassa.euroavia.eu

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About the city:

Terrassa is the fourth city in Catalonia according to the number of the inhabitants. Located in the northeastern region of Catalonia, the town is in the plain of Vallès Occidental of which it is the co-capital and the largest city. Its area of influence reaches more than one quarter of million people.

The city is located at the Catalan Prelitoral depression (Depressió Prelitoral), to the feet of the Prelitoral mountain range (Natural reserve of Sant Llorenç del Munt), the average altitude of the city is 277 meters over sea level. It is 28 and 20 kilometres from Barcelona and Montserrat respectively.

The city, heiress of a rich medieval, art nouveau and industrial inheritance, takes into account a wide network of libraries, Historical Archives and museums.
In 2004 Terrassa became the first Catalan city with aerospace engineering studies.

About Catalonia:
Situated in the northeastern Iberian peninsula, Catalonia covers an area of 32 000 km2 and has 6 million inhabitants.

History, language and a distinct cultural, political and legal tradition have shaped the personality of the country and the people. Nowadays Catalonia is an autonomous community within Spain with a government of its own known as the Generalitat.
Catalonia's own language is Catalan, a Romance language which has co-official status alongside Castilian (Spanish). Catalan literature, though affected by the political and cultural vicissitudes of the country's history, boasts outstanding prose writers and chroniclers -Ramon Llull, Ramon Muntaner, Josep Pla-, magnificent poets -Ausiàs Marc, Jacint Verdaguer, Joan Maragall, Josep Carner, J.V. Foix- and gifted novellists -Joanot Martorell, Narcís Oller, Mercè Rodoreda.

Catalonia's artistic heritage is a permanent reminder of the creativity of the people. Examples are Empúries, the Roman monuments in Tarragona, the vast Romanesque heritage, both rural and urban, the civil and religious works of Gothic art, the great painters of the 19th century, such as Marià Fortuny, the flowering of Modernist art (Art Nouveau) with Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, and the world-famous Catalan artists of the twentieth century -Nonell, Mir, Gargallo, Miró, Dalí and Tàpies. Catalonia possesses a large number of museums, ranging from the famous Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, with its extraordinary collection of Romanesque art, to the small ethnographic museums of country towns.

Unfortunately the Catalan aerospace engineering is still very young, but it’s growing faster and faster every year. The main companies and organisms are associated in Baie (Barcelona Aeronautics & Space Association).

Visit Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) website.
Visit the Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial i Aeronautica website.
Visit the Generalitat of Catalonia portal.
Visit the Barcelona Aeronautics & Space Asssociation website.

Last updated: October 2, 2016