Setcases

Setcases (Catalan pronunciation: [ˌsɛtˈkazəs, ˌsɛˈkːazəs]; literally meaning "Seven Houses", set "seven" and cases "houses") is a municipality and town in the Pyrenean comarca of Ripollès in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, near the French border. The Ter River is born in the mountains just above Setcases. The current mayor is Jaume Busquets i Bartolí.[4]

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Flag of Setcases
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Coat of arms of Setcases
Coat of arms
Setcases is located in Province of Girona
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Location in Catalonia
Setcases is located in Spain
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Setcases (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°22′37″N 2°18′9″E / 42.37694°N 2.30250°E / 42.37694; 2.30250Coordinates: 42°22′37″N 2°18′9″E / 42.37694°N 2.30250°E / 42.37694; 2.30250
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaRipollès
Government
 • MayorCarlos Fernandez Amer (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total49.1 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation
1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total168
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Setcasencs, setcasenques
Websitesetcases.cat

The name Setcases has been documented back to 965, from records of some donations made by Count Sunifred of Besalú, one of the Catalan counties, in the nearby monastery of Sant Pere de Camprodon.[5]

The church contains a Baroque altarpiece dedicated to Saint Michael, which is the only such example of one in all of the Camprodon Valley. Unlike many other relics, it was saved from being burned by anarchists and communists during the Spanish Civil War.[5]

Today, Setcases has most of its economic base in year-round tourism, including hiking in the warmer months (e.g. Ulldeter hiking circuit) and skiing during the winter season with a lift at Vallter 2000.

Vallter 2000 is a very big attraction for tourists from all Spain.

The weather is very cold, specially in winter the temperature can get to about -20 Celsius. In summer the temperature can rise to 20-25 degrees Celsius.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Setcases". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Setcases". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  4. ^ Municipality's website.
  5. ^ a b BIRBA, LL. La vall de Camprodon. 3rd ed. Barcelona, 1989. Ed. Montblanc-Martín (1st ed. 1962 Ed. Selecta)

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