SABADELL, a town of north-eastern Spain, in the province of Barcelona; on the river Ripoll and on the Barcelona- Saragossa railway. Pop. (1900) 23,294. The town has handsome modern public buildings, including the town hall, schools for primary and higher education, hospitals and theatres. Cloth, linen, paper, flour and brandy are manufactured, and there are iron foundries and saw-mills. About half the inhabitants are employed in the textile factories. Sabadell is said to be the Roman Sebendunum, but in Spanish annals it is not noticed until the 13th century.
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