Cerdanya (comarca)

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Cerdanya
Comarca
Localització de la Cerdanya.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Girona and Lleida
Capital Puigcerdà
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 546.4 km2 (211.0 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,158
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym cerdà (m.)
cerdana (f.)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Puigcerdà

Cerdanya is a comarca in northern Catalonia, north-eastern Spain, in the Pyrenees, on the border of Catalonia with France and Andorra. Within Catalonia. Cerdanya is divided between Catalonian provinces of Lleida and Girona. Cerdanya's neighbouring comarques are Alt Urgell, Berguedà, and Ripollès.

Cerdanya is in the "vegueria" of Alt Pirineu (or Alto Pirineo), according to "Vegueries of Catalonia law".

The area is sometimes called Baixa Cerdanya (literally "Lower Cerdanya") to distinguish it from Alta Cerdanya ("Upper Cerdanya") which was ceded to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.

Can be distinguished the "subcomarques" or "subcomarcas" of la Batllia or petita Cerdanya, and el Baridà.

Llívia in Cerdanya is a Spanish exclave, completely surrounded by French territory.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2002)
Province
Alp 1272 Girona
Bellver de Cerdanya 1673 Lleida
Bolvir 277 Girona
Das 157 Girona
Fontanals de Cerdanya 428 Girona
Ger 401 Girona
Guils de Cerdanya 338 Girona
Isòvol 198 Girona
Lles de Cerdanya 270 Lleida
Llívia 1133 Girona
Meranges 80 Girona
Montellà i Martinet 538 Lleida
Prats i Sansor 225 Lleida
Prullans 223 Lleida
Puigcerdà 7774 Girona
Riu de Cerdanya 84 Lleida
Urús 195 Girona

References[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Peter Sahlins, Boundaries. The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1989). ISBN 0-520-07415-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°23′21″N 1°47′35″E / 42.38917°N 1.79306°E / 42.38917; 1.79306