Gerona (province)


Gerona (province)

Girona ("Gerona", in Spanish) is a province of north-eastern Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered by the provinces of Barcelona and Lleida, and by France and the Mediterranean Sea.

687,331 people (2006) live in the province. Its capital is Girona (pop. 89,890). List of towns in Girona province include Figueres (pop. 39,641), Blanes (pop. 37,819), Lloret de Mar (pop. 32,728), Olot (31,932) , Salt (pop. 28,017), Palafrugell (pop. 21,307) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (pop. 20,867), as well as some significant and historical towns such as Banyoles, Palamós, Cadaqués, Ripoll, Camprodon or Puigcerdà.

This province has 221 municipalities. The municipality of Llívia, which is an exclave separated from the rest of Spain and surrounded by France, is part of this province.

Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by "comarques" in Catalonia do not completely agree, the term "comarques of the province of Girona" would not be entirely correct. However, a list of the "comarques" that are included -totally or partially- in the province of Girona can be made:

*Fully included:
**l'Alt Empordà
**el Baix Empordà
**la Garrotxa
**el Gironès
**el Pla de l'Estany
**el Ripollès
*Partially included:
**la Selva (all municipalities except Fogars de la Selva)
**la Cerdanya (only its eastern half)
**Osona (only three municipalities: Espinelves, Vidrà and Viladrau)

ee also

*List of municipalities in Girona.

External links

* [http://www.cbrava.com news and information of the province of Girona]
* [http://www.xanascat.cat Xanascat the National Network of Youth Hostels of Catalonia]
* [http://spain.babeloo.es/espana/cataluna/gerona rural tourism in Girona]
* [http://www.turismegirona.com Tourism guide of Girona province, Hotels, Rstaurants, Guides, Campings & more of Girona]
* [http://www.iberianature.com/spainblog/spain-tourism/catalonia/girona/ An excentric guide to Girona province]


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