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Camprodon

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Camprodon

Coat of arms
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Location in Catalonia
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Camprodon (Catalonia)
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Camprodon (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°18′57″N 2°22′00″E / 42.31583°N 2.36667°E / 42.31583; 2.36667Coordinates: 42°18′57″N 2°22′00″E / 42.31583°N 2.36667°E / 42.31583; 2.36667
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaRipollès
Government
 • MayorFrancesc Xavier Sala Pujol (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total103.4 km2 (39.9 sq mi)
Elevation
988 m (3,241 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total2,261
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
DemonymsCamprodonins, camprodonines
Websitewww.camprodon.cat

Camprodon (Catalan pronunciation: [kəmpɾuˈðon]; from Camp Rodó "Round Field", ultimately from Latin Campus Rotundus) is a small town in the comarca of Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, located in the Pyrenees, near the French border.

History

The settlement of Camprodon was in 1118, when Ramon Berenguer III allowed the building of a market near the monastery of Sant Pere de Camprodon, which is located in the present-day town. In 1252, Camprodon was granted the title of royal city and left the jurisdiction of the abbot of Sant Pere.

Sant Pere de Camprodon
Sant Pere de Camprodon

The city celebrates the feast day of Sant Patllari (Palladius of Embrun), and the church of Santa Maria de Camprodon claims his relics, which lie in a 14th-century reliquary (arqueta de Sant Patllari).

The epicentre of the Catalan earthquake of 1428 that killed hundreds of people was near Camprodon.[4] The earthquake was related to the active Amer-Brugent fault system which lies to the south-east of Camprodon.[5]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Camprodon". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Camprodon". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Banda E and AM Correig (1984). The Catalan earthquake of 2 February 1428. Engineering Geology, 20:89-97.
  5. ^ Olivera C, Redondo E, Riera A, Lambert J and Roca A (1999). "Problems in assessing focal parameters to earthquake sequences from historical investigation: the 1427 earthquakes in Catalonia". Proceedings I Asamblea Hispano-Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geofísica (CD-ROM). Symposium Ibero Maghrebian historical and instrumental seismicity. SIM2-7. pp. 1–8.
  6. ^ "Skimountaneering.com". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
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