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Vilajuïga

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Vilajuïga

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Location in Catalonia
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Vilajuïga (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°19′41″N 3°5′43″E / 42.32806°N 3.09528°E / 42.32806; 3.09528
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaAlt Empordà
Government
 • MayorJoana Cobo Ortiz (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total1,112
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Figuerenc, figuerenca
Websitewww.vilajuiga.cat
A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, c. 1912.
A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, c. 1912.

Vilajuïga (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌbiləʒuˈiɣə]) is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vilajuïga's area is home to a group of Megalithic dolmens. Starting from the 10th century AD it was a possession of the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. In the nearby is also the Quermançó Castle, documented from 1073.

The mineral water, Aigua de Vilajuïga, comes from here. It was reputed to be the only water drunk by the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Vilajuïga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Vilajuïga". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Robert-Sterkendries, M. "A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, c. 1912". Wellcome Library.



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