Castelló d'Empúries

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Castelló d'Empúries
Santa Maria de Castelló
Flag of Castelló d'Empúries
Flag
Coat of arms of Castelló d'Empúries
Coat of arms
Castelló d'Empúries is located in Province of Girona
Castelló d'Empúries
Castelló d'Empúries
Location in Catalonia
Castelló d'Empúries is located in Catalonia
Castelló d'Empúries
Castelló d'Empúries
Castelló d'Empúries (Catalonia)
Castelló d'Empúries is located in Spain
Castelló d'Empúries
Castelló d'Empúries
Castelló d'Empúries (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°15′30″N 3°4′30″E / 42.25833°N 3.07500°E / 42.25833; 3.07500Coordinates: 42°15′30″N 3°4′30″E / 42.25833°N 3.07500°E / 42.25833; 3.07500
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceFlag of Girona province (unofficial).svg Girona
ComarcaFlag of Alt Emporda.svg Alt Empordà
Government
 • MayorAssumpció Brossa Gratacós (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total42.3 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total10,820
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Websitewww.castello.cat

Castelló d'Empúries is a town and municipality in the Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It lies 9 km east of Figueres.

In 1079, Castelló d'Empúries became the capital of the Empúries county due to the previous capital, Sant Martí d'Empúries, being too easily sacked by pirates. 1325-1341 saw a period of large expansion of this capital town, which ultimately ceased being the capital once the county joined the Crown of Aragon in 1385.

In 1809 the 113th Regiment de Ligne of Napoleon's Army fought here.[4]

The old town is somewhat dwarfed by the neighboring urbanisation of Empuriabrava, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

Old map of the Castelló d'Empúries lake. This coastal lake no longer exists.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Castelló d'Empúries". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Castelló d'Empúries". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Tony Broughton. "French Infantry Regiments and the Colonels who Led Them: 1791 to 1815". The Napoleon Series.

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