Province of Girona
Girona (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒiˈɾonə], Spanish: Gerona) 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.
The province has 221 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.
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:
- Fully included:
- Partially included:
|Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Gerona (province).|
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