Torroella de Montgrí

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Torroella de Montgrí
Municipality
Weekly market on the main square
Weekly market on the main square
Flag of Torroella de Montgrí
Flag
Coat of arms of Torroella de Montgrí
Coat of arms
Torroella de Montgrí is located in Catalonia
Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°2′38″N 3°7′43″E / 42.04389°N 3.12861°E / 42.04389; 3.12861
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
Province Gerona
Comarca Baix Empordà
Judicial district La Bisbal d'Empordà
Government
 • Mayor Josep Maria Rufí
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 11,598
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym Montgrins
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17257
Website Official website

Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean. The beach resort of L'Estartit also is part of the municipality, as are the Medes Islands and a large part of the Montgrí Massif.

Features[edit]

The town is 22 km east of Girona and 5 km west of the resort of L'Estartit. It lies on the junction of the C-31 and GI-641.

The town was originally the Royal Port for the Kings of Aragon before the river started silting up and a new port was founded at l'Estartit

The town retains its medieval core and walls and hosts a market every Monday.

Montgrí Massif[edit]

The Montgrí Massif

The town is towered over by the Montgrí Massif on its northern side. The Montgrí is a long mountain formation that looks like a sleeping bishop seen from afar. Its vegetation consists mostly of low Mediterranean scrub among rocks.

The maximum height of the range is 308m and it is topped by an ancient fortress in the middle, the Montgrí Castle.

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