Sant Pere Pescador

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Sant Pere Pescador
Old centre
Old centre
Coat of arms of Sant Pere Pescador
Coat of arms
Sant Pere Pescador is located in Catalonia
Sant Pere Pescador
Sant Pere Pescador
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°11′20″N 3°5′0″E / 42.18889°N 3.08333°E / 42.18889; 3.08333Coordinates: 42°11′20″N 3°5′0″E / 42.18889°N 3.08333°E / 42.18889; 3.08333
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Flag of Girona province (unofficial).svg Girona
Comarca Flag of Alt Emporda.svg Alt Empordà
 • Mayor Agustí Badosa Figueras (2015)[1]
 • Total 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 2,138
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)

Sant Pere Pescador is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, is a small town in the Bay of Roses on the river Fluvià, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

The town has the benefit of a sandy 7 km long beach. The first reference to the town dates from 974 when it was owned by the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes part of the County of Empúries. The castle of Sant Pere dates from the 14th Century.

The surrounding marshes were drained in the 17th and 18th Centuries making the area an important agricultural centre. There are several orchards in the area. Tourism has become more important. Nearby is the Natural Park Aiguamolls de l’Empordà


Sant Pere Pescador has a 37% of immigrants coming mainly from Morocco and non-EU countries (especially Morocco).[3]