Cerdanya (comarca)

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Cerdanya
Comarca
Localització de la Cerdanya.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Girona and Lleida
Capital Puigcerdà
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 546.6 km2 (211.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 18,063
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Demonym cerdà (m.)
cerdana (f.)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Puigcerdà

Cerdanya (Spanish: Baja Cerdaña; French: Basse Cerdagne) is a comarca in northern Catalonia, north-eastern Spain, in the Pyrenees, on the border of Catalonia with France and Andorra. Within Catalonia. Cerdanya is divided between Catalonian provinces of Lleida and Girona. Cerdanya's neighbouring comarques are Alt Urgell, Berguedà, and Ripollès.

Cerdanya is in the "vegueria" of Alt Pirineu (or Alto Pirineo), according to "Vegueries of Catalonia law".

The area is sometimes called Baixa Cerdanya (literally "Lower Cerdanya") to distinguish it from Alta Cerdanya ("Upper Cerdanya") which was ceded to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.

Can be distinguished the "subcomarques" or "subcomarcas" of la Batllia or petita Cerdanya, and el Baridà.

Llívia in Cerdanya is a Spanish exclave, completely surrounded by French territory.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Province Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
Alp Girona 1,661 44.3
Bellver de Cerdanya Lleida 2,075 98.2
Bolvir Girona 373 10.3
Das Girona 220 14.6
Fontanals de Cerdanya Girona 443 28.6
Ger Girona 432 33.4
Guils de Cerdanya Girona 536 22.0
Isòvol Girona 301 10.8
Lles de Cerdanya Lleida 260 102.8
Llívia Girona 1,536 12.9
Meranges Girona 94 37.3
Montellà i Martinet Lleida 623 55.0
Prats i Sansor Lleida 248 6.6
Prullans Lleida 209 21.2
Puigcerdà Girona 8,761 18.9
Riu de Cerdanya Lleida 106 12.3
Urús Girona 185 17.4
• Total: 17 18,063 546.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

Literature[edit]

  • Peter Sahlins, Boundaries. The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1989). ISBN 0-520-07415-7

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°23′21″N 1°47′35″E / 42.38917°N 1.79306°E / 42.38917; 1.79306