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Flag of L'Escala
Coat of arms of L'Escala
Coat of arms
L'Escala is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Alt Empordà
 • Alcalde Estanis Puig (Socialists' Party of Catalonia)
 • Total 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,387
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) escalenc/escalenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17130
Website Official website

L'Escala (Castilian Spanish: La Escala) is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the Costa Brava, located between the southern end of the Gulf of Roses and Cala (bay) Montgó. It is an important fishing port and tourist centre, and has a festival dedicated to its famous anchovies. The GE-513 road runs inland from the town.

The Alfolí de la Sal, also known as the Pòsit Vell, is a seventeenth-century warehouse formerly used to store the salt necessary to preserve fish landed at the port: it is now a protected historic-artistic monument. The ruins of Empúries are located on the territory of the municipality, with Phoenician and Roman remains dating from 580 BC.

L'Escala is the village of Víctor Català (pseudonym of Caterina Albert, 1869-1966) a famous novel writer.


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  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

External links

  • Official site

L'alt Empordá (Catalan ror High Emporium) Is a Comarca in nord-west Spain. The capital of L'Alt Emporda is Figueres The city of Dali

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