Camprodon

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Camprodon
Municipality
Camprodon.jpg
Camprodon is located in Catalonia
Camprodon
Camprodon
Location in Catalonia
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
Province Girona
Comarca Ripollès
Government
 • Mayor Esteve Pujol i Badà
Area
 • Total 103.37 km2 (39.91 sq mi)
Elevation 988 m (3,241 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,516
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Demonym Camprodonins, camprodonines
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Camprodon (Catalan pronunciation: [kəmpɾuˈðon], locally: [ˌkamburˈðon]; 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[edit]

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

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.[1] The earthquake was related to the active Amer-Brugent fault system which lies to the south-east of Camprodon.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • It is the birthplace of the musician Isaac Albéniz, and has a museum dedicated to him.
  • Ski mountaineer Marc Solà Pastoret was born there.[3] u
  • Victor Aulí Frigula ws born in Camprodon on October 3, 1938.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banda E and AM Correig (1984). The Catalan earthquake of 2 February 1428. Engineering Geology, 20:89-97.
  2. ^ Olivera C, Redondo E, Riera A, Lambert J and Roca A (1999). "Proceedings I Asamblea Hispano-Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geofísica (CD-ROM).". Symposium Ibero Maghrebian historical and instrumental seismicity. SIM2-7. pp. 1–8.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Skimountaneering.com". 

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