Sant Pere Pescador

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.

Sant Pere Pescador
Old centre
Old centre
Coat of arms of Sant Pere Pescador
Coat of arms
Sant Pere Pescador is located in Province of Girona
Sant Pere Pescador
Sant Pere Pescador
Location in Catalonia
Sant Pere Pescador is located in Spain
Sant Pere Pescador
Sant Pere Pescador
Sant Pere Pescador (Spain)
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
ProvinceFlag of Girona province (unofficial).svg Girona
ComarcaFlag of Alt Emporda.svg Alt Empordà
Government
 • MayorAgustí Badosa Figueras (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total2,039
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Websitesantpere.cat

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

PopulationEdit

Sant Pere Pescador has a 37% of immigrants coming mainly from Morocco and non-EU countries (especially Morocco).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Sant Pere Pescador". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Sant Pere Pescador". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ http://sociedad.e-noticies.es/catalunya-recibe-un-millon-de-inmigrantes-en-diez-anos-36736.html#ini_comen

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