Vilajuïga

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Vilajuïga
Skyline of Vilajuïga
Flag of Vilajuïga
Flag
Coat of arms of Vilajuïga
Coat of arms
Vilajuïga is located in Province of Girona
Vilajuïga
Vilajuïga
Location in Catalonia
Vilajuïga is located in Spain
Vilajuïga
Vilajuïga
Vilajuïga (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°19′41″N 3°5′43″E / 42.32806°N 3.09528°E / 42.32806; 3.09528
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaAlt Empordà
Government
 • MayorJoana Cobo Ortiz (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
(2014)[1]
 • Total1,190
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Figuerenc, figuerenca
Websitewww.vilajuiga.cat
A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, c. 1912.

Vilajuïga is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vilajuïga's area is home to a group of Megalithic dolmens. Starting from the 10th century AD it was a possession of the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. In the nearby is also the Quermançó Castle, documented from 1073.

The mineral water, Aigua de Vilajuïga, comes from here. It was reputed to be the only water drunk by the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ajuntament de Vilajuïga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Vilajuïga". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Robert-Sterkendries, M. "A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, c. 1912". Wellcome Library.

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