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Riudarenes

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Riudarenes
Riudarenes

Coat of arms
Riudarenes
Riudarenes
Location in Catalonia
Riudarenes
Riudarenes
Riudarenes (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°49′14″N 2°43′2″E / 41.82056°N 2.71722°E / 41.82056; 2.71722Coordinates: 41°49′14″N 2°43′2″E / 41.82056°N 2.71722°E / 41.82056; 2.71722
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
Province
 Girona
ComarcaSelva
Government
 • MayorJordi Gironès Pasolas (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total47.6 km2 (18.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total2,181
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Websitewww.ajuntamentderiudarenes.cat

Riudarenes is a village in the province of Girona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 47.6 square kilometres (18.4 sq mi) and the population in 2014 was 2,148.[2]

History

During the revolt of Catalonia in 1640, Spanish troops, led by Lleonard Moles came to the coast, burning and looting both the church and town hall of Riudarenes, where the town supposedly kept its jewels and wealth (a fire which also spread to the parish church of Sant Sadurní Montiró).

This act drew widespread condemnation from both the Consell de Cent of Barcelona in Catalonia and the court of the King of Spain and even in Rome. The bishop Gregori Parcero led the investigation in which witnesses testified to the fact that it was the soldiers of Lleonard Moles who were responsible. This led to the excommunication of both Moles and Juan de Arce.

So significant was this act of sacrilege that it was a big motivation to the Catalan insurgents against Philip IV.[citation needed]

Riudarenes is also the birthplace of football player Gerard Deulofeu.

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Riudarenes". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres: Riudarenes". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.



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