Pla de l'Estany

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Pla de l'Estany
Comarca
Localització del Pla de l'Estany.svg
Country  Catalonia
Province Girona
Capital Banyoles
Municipalities
Government
 • President Jordi Xargay i Congost (CiU)
Area
 • Total 262.7 km2 (101.4 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 31,325
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym  
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Banyoles

Pla de l'Estany (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpɫa ðə ɫəsˈtaɲ]) is a comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain. Its name means "plain of the lake", the lake in question being the Lake of Banyoles. Banyoles is also the name of the capital of the comarca and home to over half of its people. Pla de l'Estany was established as a separate comarca in 1988 on the basis of a referendum; prior to that it had constituted the northwest part of the comarca of Gironès. The comarca borders the comarques of Garrotxa, Alt Empordà, and Gironès.

Pla de l'Estany is largely agricultural, but has also long had industries in textiles, furniture, leather, iron, and copper.

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Populations are for 2005.

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Coordinates: 42°07′02″N 2°46′11″E / 42.11722°N 2.76972°E / 42.11722; 2.76972