Sant Jaume de Frontanyà

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Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Municipality
Flag of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Flag
Coat of arms of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Coat of arms
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà is located in Catalonia
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°11′20″N 2°01′33″E / 42.18889°N 2.02583°E / 42.18889; 2.02583Coordinates: 42°11′20″N 2°01′33″E / 42.18889°N 2.02583°E / 42.18889; 2.02583
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
Government
 • Mayor Ramon Vilalta i Clotet
Area
 • Total 21.26 km2 (8.21 sq mi)
Elevation 1,072 m (3,517 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Demonym Frontanyenc, Frontanyenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Sant Jaume de Frontanyà (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈsaɲ ˈʒawmə ðə fɾuntəˈɲa]) is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Pyrenees below the peak of Pedró de Tubau (1543 m). The village is the smallest municipality in Catalonia in terms of population. The monumental Romanesque church of Sant Jaume is a protected historic-artistic monument. The village is served by a local road to Borredà.

History[edit]

The town was first documented in 905, at the consecration of the Church of Sant Jaume Vell[citation needed].

On 12 December 2009 it was the second town in Catalonia to hold a Catalan independence referendum, gaining 18 votes in favor the independence and 1 vote against (turnout 90.4%).

Places of interest[edit]

  • Monastery of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà. 11th century
  • Hermitage of Sant Esteve de Tubau. Pre-Romanesque origin.
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Oms. 18th century

Demography[edit]

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
214 198 159 21 23 30

References[edit]

  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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