Calonge

Calonge is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

Calonge
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Coat of arms of Calonge
Coat of arms
Calonge is located in Province of Girona
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Calonge
Location in Catalonia
Calonge is located in Spain
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Calonge (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°51′45″N 3°04′35″E / 41.86250°N 3.07639°E / 41.86250; 3.07639Coordinates: 41°51′45″N 3°04′35″E / 41.86250°N 3.07639°E / 41.86250; 3.07639
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaBaix Empordà
Government
 • MayorJordi Soler Casals (2015)[1] (CiU)
Area
 • Total33.6 km2 (13.0 sq mi)
Elevation
22 m (72 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total10,897
 • Density320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calongí, calongina
Websitecalonge.cat

The town comprises two parts, a medieval hill village and modern seaside resort. The main urban centre and original village is about 4 km inland from the Bay of Sant Antoni. The towers and walls of Calonge castle date from the thirteenth century.

Sant Antoni de Calonge, a resort, lies on the coast between Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Palamós.

The two parts are connected by GI-660 which then leads north through Las Gavarres mountains to La Bisbal d'Empordà. The C-31, the main north-south route through the Costa Brava splits the two parts.

Some of the bests campsites of the Costa Brava are located here, such as Cala Gogo, Treumal and International Calonge.

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2006
3393 2796 2416 3941 4052 9458

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Calonge". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Calonge". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona: Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).

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