Province of Girona

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Province of Girona

Girona (Catalan pronunciation: [ʒiˈɾonə], Spanish: Gerona) is a province of Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lerida, on the southwest by the province of Barcelona, on the north by France, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea.

756,810 people (as of 2011) live in the province. Its capital and largest city is Gerona, with an urban area (including the neighbouring municipalities of Salt, Sarrià de Ter and Vilablareix) representing, with a total population of 134,226, a 17-18% of the population. The Gerona area acts as an industrial, commercial and service hub for a significant part of the province.

Municipalities of Girona[edit]

The province has 221 municipalities, including Gerona city (population 96,722), Figueres (pop. 44,765), Lloret de Mar (pop. 40,282), Blanes (pop. 39,834), Olot (33,725), Salt (pop. 30,389), Palafrugell (pop. 22,816) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (pop. 21,814), as well as some significant and historical towns such as Banyoles, Besalú, Cadaqués, Camprodon, Palamós, Puigcerdà or Ripoll.

The municipality of Llívia, which is an exclave separated from the rest of Spain and surrounded by France, is also officially part of this province.

Comarques of Gerona[edit]

Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by comarques in Catalonia do not completely match, the term comarques of the province of Gerona is not accurate. However, a list of the comarques that are included—totally or partially—in the province of Gerona can be made:

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Coordinates: 42°10′N 2°40′E / 42.167°N 2.667°E / 42.167; 2.667