Begur, Spain

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Begur
Town of Begur (with view of Bay of Estartit)
Town of Begur (with view of Bay of Estartit)
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Coat of arms of Begur
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Coordinates: 41°57′N 3°13′E / 41.950°N 3.217°E / 41.950; 3.217Coordinates: 41°57′N 3°13′E / 41.950°N 3.217°E / 41.950; 3.217
CountrySpain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaBaix Empordà
Government
 • mayorJoan Manel Loureiro Vall (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total20.7 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Elevation
200 m (700 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total3,994
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal code
17255
Websitebegur.cat
Sa Tuna beach, near Begur

Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). It is an important tourist attraction in the Baix Empordà. During the summer, the population can exceed 40,000 people.

Despite its tourist character, the village has important historical remnants that go back in early history. The castle of Begur is a good example of medieval remains. The castle was constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The town of Begur also includes Esclanyà (with a Romanesque old part), Aiguafreda, Sa Riera, Sa Tuna, Aiguablava and Fornells. Some of the most prestigious beaches of the Costa Brava can be found here: Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, sa Tuna, Platja Fonda, Fornells and Aiguablava. The latter is also home to a Parador Hotel.

The municipality includes the following localities:

The annual festival to celebrate St. Tania takes places each November.

References

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Begur". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Begur". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.

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