L'Escala

L'Escala (Spanish: La Escala) is a municipality in the comarca of the Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the Costa Brava, located between the southern end of the Gulf of Roses and Cala (bay) Montgó. It is an important fishing port and tourist centre, and has a festival dedicated to its famous anchovies. The GE-513 road runs inland from the town.

L'Escala
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L'Escala is located in Province of Girona
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Location in Catalonia
L'Escala is located in Spain
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L'Escala (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°06′50″N 3°08′20″E / 42.114°N 3.139°E / 42.114; 3.139Coordinates: 42°06′50″N 3°08′20″E / 42.114°N 3.139°E / 42.114; 3.139
Country Spain
Autonomous community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaAlt Empordà
Government
 • AlcaldeVictor Puga Lòpez (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total10,417
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)escalenc/escalenca
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
17130
Websitelescala-empuries.com

The Alfolí de la Sal, also known as the Pòsit Vell, is a seventeenth-century warehouse formerly used to store the salt necessary to preserve fish landed at the port: it is now a protected historic-artistic monument. The ruins of Empúries are located on the territory of the municipality, with Phoenician and Roman remains dating from 580 BC.

L'Escala is the village of Víctor Català (pseudonym of Caterina Albert, 1869-1966) a famous novel writer.

DemographyEdit

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2001 2009
2515 2462 2475 3117 4721 5823 10.140

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de l'Escala". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: L'Escala". 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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