Igualada is the capital of the of the Anoia county. The municipality is located 60 km away from Barcelona, in the central Catalonia area. Igualada was founded around the year 1.000 AD and has its origin in a crossroads. Its strategic geographic position has promoted the agriculture, the commerce and the exchange of goods.
The industrialisation process made Igualada one of the major points for the textile industry in Spain, leading to a great period of economical growth. Nowadays the majority of the companies in the city are within services sector. Industry still is the second economic sector, and the traditional sectors (as clothing and textiles) continue to be important in the city economy.
The more well-known events and venues are: the European Balloon Festival, the Urban Running at Night Shopping, FirAnoia, Esport i natura, Mostra de Teatre infantil and REC.O