Camprodon

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Camprodon
Camprodon.jpg
Coat of arms of Camprodon
Coat of arms
Camprodon is located in Province of Girona
Camprodon
Camprodon
Location in Catalonia
Camprodon is located in Catalonia
Camprodon
Camprodon
Camprodon (Catalonia)
Camprodon is located in Spain
Camprodon
Camprodon
Camprodon (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°18′57″N 2°22′00″E / 42.31583°N 2.36667°E / 42.31583; 2.36667Coordinates: 42°18′57″N 2°22′00″E / 42.31583°N 2.36667°E / 42.31583; 2.36667
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaRipollès
Government
 • MayorFrancesc Xavier Sala Pujol (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total103.4 km2 (39.9 sq mi)
Elevation
988 m (3,241 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total2,359
 • Density23/km2 (59/sq mi)
DemonymsCamprodonins, camprodonines
Websitewww.camprodon.cat

Camprodon (Catalan pronunciation: [kəmpɾuˈðon]; from Camp Rodó "Round Field", ultimately from Latin Campus Rotundus) is a small town in the comarca of Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, located in the Pyrenees, near the French border.

History[edit]

The settlement of Camprodon was in 1118, when Ramon Berenguer III allowed the building of a market near the monastery of Sant Pere de Camprodon, which is located in the present-day town. In 1252, Camprodon was granted the title of royal city and left the jurisdiction of the abbot of Sant Pere.

Sant Pere de Camprodon

The city celebrates the feast day of Sant Patllari (Palladius of Embrun), and the church of Santa Maria de Camprodon claims his relics, which lie in a 14th-century reliquary (arqueta de Sant Patllari).

The epicentre of the Catalan earthquake of 1428 that killed hundreds of people was near Camprodon.[3] The earthquake was related to the active Amer-Brugent fault system which lies to the south-east of Camprodon.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Camprodon". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Camprodon". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Banda E and AM Correig (1984). The Catalan earthquake of 2 February 1428. Engineering Geology, 20:89-97.
  4. ^ Olivera C, Redondo E, Riera A, Lambert J and Roca A (1999). "Problems in assessing focal parameters to earthquake sequences from historical investigation: the 1427 earthquakes in Catalonia". Proceedings I Asamblea Hispano-Portuguesa de Geodesia y Geofísica (CD-ROM). Symposium Ibero Maghrebian historical and instrumental seismicity. SIM2-7. pp. 1–8.
  5. ^ "Skimountaneering.com".

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