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Subject: List of municipalities in Girona, Ripollès, County of Besalú, List of highest paved roads in Europe, Municipalities of Catalonia
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Location in Catalonia

Coordinates: 42°22′37″N 2°18′9″E / 42.37694°N 2.30250°E / 42.37694; 2.30250Coordinates: 42°22′37″N 2°18′9″E / 42.37694°N 2.30250°E / 42.37694; 2.30250

Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Ripollès
 • Mayor Jaume Busquets i Bartolí
 • Total 49.1 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 200
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym Setcasencs, setcasenques
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Setcases (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌsɛtˈkazəs]; literally meaning "Seven Houses", set "seven" and cases "houses") is a municipality and town in the Pyrenean comarca of Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, near the French border. The source for the Ter River is in the mountains just above Setcases. The current mayor is Jaume Busquets i Bartolí.[1]

The name Setcases has been documented back to 965, from the record of a few donations made by Count Sunifred of Besalú in the nearby monastery of Sant Pere de Camprodon.[2]

The church contains a Baroque altarpiece dedicated to Saint Michael, which is the only such example of one in all of the Camprodon Valley. Unlike many other relics, it was saved from being burned during the Spanish Civil War.[2]

Today, Setcases has most of its economic base in year-round tourism, including hiking in the warmer months Ulldeter and skiing during the winter season with a lift at Vallter.

Valter 2000 is a very big attraction for tourists from all spain.


The weather is very cold, specially in winter the temperature can get to about -20 Celsius. In summer the temperature can rise to 20-25 degrees Celsius.


External links

  • Information from the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Information from the Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)
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