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Province of Girona

Province of Girona
Província de Girona (Catalan)
Province
Flag of Province of Girona
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Coat of arms of Province of Girona
Coat of arms
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Autonomous community  Catalonia
Capital Girona
Government
 • President Joan Giraut i Cot (CiU)
Area
 • Total 5.905,00 km2 (2.27993 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked
Population (2013)
 • Total 756,810[1]
 • Rank Ranked
Demonym(s) Gironí, gironina (ca)
Official language(s) Catalan and Spanish
Website www.ddgi.cat

Girona (Catalan pronunciation: , Spanish: Gerona; French: Gérone) is a province of Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lleida, on the southwest by the province of Barcelona, on the north by France, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea.

756,810 people (as of 2011) live in the province. Its capital and largest city is Girona, with an urban area (including the neighbouring municipalities of Salt, Sarrià de Ter and Vilablareix) representing, with a total population of 134,226, a 17-18% of the population. The Girona area acts as an industrial, commercial and service hub for a significant part of the province.

Contents

  • Municipalities of Girona 1
  • Comarques of Girona 2
  • Notes and references 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Municipalities of Girona

The province has 222 municipalities, including Girona city (population 96,722), Figueres (pop. 44,765), Lloret de Mar (pop. 40,282), Blanes (pop. 39,834), Olot (33,725), Salt (pop. 30,389), Palafrugell (pop. 22,816) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (pop. 21,814), as well as some significant and historical towns such as Banyoles, Besalú, Cadaqués, Camprodon, Palamós, Puigcerdà or Ripoll.

The municipality of Llívia, which is an exclave separated from the rest of Spain and surrounded by France, is also officially part of this province.

Comarques of Girona

Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by comarques in Catalonia do not completely match, the term comarques of the province of Girona is not accurate. However, a list of the comarques that are included—totally or partially—in the province of Girona can be made:

Notes and references

  1. ^ Population Figures referring to Municipal Register 1 January 2,013 - Instituto Nacional de Estadística. (National Statistics Institute)

See also

External links

  • news and information of the province of Girona
  • Xanascat the National Network of Youth Hostels of Catalonia
  • rural tourism in Girona
  • Tourism guide of Girona province, Hotels, Restaurants, Guides, Campings & more of Girona
  • An excentric guide to Girona province

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