Salt

The municipality of Salt is located at an altitude of 83.7 meters above sea level, bounded on the east by the city of Girona, with which it forms an urban continuum and a densely populated residential area. Its population has been strongly increased in recent years, going from the 22.472 inhabitants of the year 2001 to the 31.630 residents in 2018.

The extension of the municipality of Salt is of 6,56 square km, even so only half of this territory is urban, while the other half is part of a natural area of ​​special protection known by the name of the Dehesas de Salt, space located between the fluvial course of the river Ter and the old channel known as “Sèquia Monar”, one of the oldest in Catalonia.

It should be noted that in just two square kilometers of residential space, more than 80 nationalities coexist. In addition to residents of Spanish nationality, Salt has become a great mosaic of cultures, since 37,5% of the population is of foreign origin. Among the main countries of origin we would highlight Morocco (14,51%), The Gambia (4,94%), Honduras (4,71%), Mali (2,6%) and Romania (2,09%).

Despite the complexity and the challenge of managing this social, cultural and religious diversity, there is a peaceful coexistence among all this diversity of origins. However, the proposal of the city intends to go further and reach a coexistence supported by the intercultural approach.