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Torroella de Montgrí is a coastal municipality on the Costa Brava, and small town in Catalonia, Spain. The town lies on the north bank of the Ter river, a few kilometres before it flows into the Mediterranean. The beach resort of L'Estartit also is part of the municipality, as are the Medes Islands and a large part of the Montgrí Massif.

Torroella de Montgrí
Weekly market on the main square
Weekly market on the main square
Flag of Torroella de Montgrí
Flag
Coat of arms of Torroella de Montgrí
Coat of arms
Torroella de Montgrí is located in Province of Girona
Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí
Location in Catalonia
Torroella de Montgrí is located in Spain
Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°2′38″N 3°7′43″E / 42.04389°N 3.12861°E / 42.04389; 3.12861
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCatalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaBaix Empordà
Judicial districtLa Bisbal d'Empordà
Government
 • MayorJosep Maria Rufí (Jordi Cordon Pulido (2015)[1])
Area
 • Total65.9 km2 (25.4 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total11,537
 • Density180/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montgrins
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
17257
Websitetorroella-estartit.cat

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FeaturesEdit

The town is 22 km east of Girona and 5 km west of the resort of L'Estartit. It lies on the junction of the C-31 and GI-641.

The town was originally the Royal Port for the Kings of Aragon before the river started silting up and a new port was founded at l'Estartit

The town retains its medieval core and walls and hosts a market every Monday.

Montgrí MassifEdit

 
The Montgrí Massif

The town is towered over by the Montgrí Massif on its northern side. The Montgrí is a long mountain formation that looks like a sleeping bishop seen from afar. Its vegetation consists mostly of low Mediterranean scrub among rocks.

The maximum height of the range is 308m and it is topped by an ancient fortress in the middle, the Montgrí Castle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Torroella de Montgrí". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Torroella de Montgrí". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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