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Calonge

Calonge
Municipality
Coat of arms of Calonge
Coat of arms
Calonge is located in Catalonia
Calonge
Calonge
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Baix Empordà
Government
 • Mayor Jordi Soler (CiU)
Area
 • Total 33.57 km2 (12.96 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2007)(Population triples during summer)
 • Total 10,009
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calongí, calongina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Calonge is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

The town comprises two parts, a medieval hill village and modern seaside resort. The main urban centre and original village is about 4 km inland from the Bay of Sant Antoni. The towers and walls of Calonge castle date from the thirteenth century.

Sant Antoni de Calonge, a resort, lies on the coast between Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Palamós.

The two parts are connected by GI-660 which then leads north through Las Gavarres mountains to La Bisbal d'Empordà. The C-31, the main north-south route through the Costa Brava splits the two parts.

Some of the bests campsites of the Costa Brava are located here, such as Cala Gogo, Treumal and International Calonge.

Demography

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2006
3393 2796 2416 3941 4052 9458

References

  • 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).
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