Province of Girona
Província de Girona
Provincia de Gerona
Map of Spain with Province of Girona highlighted
|o President||Joan Giraut i Cot (CiU)|
|o Total||5,905 km2 (2,280 sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Gironí, gironina (ca)|
|Official language(s)||Catalan and Spanish|
Girona (Catalan pronunciation: [?i'?on?], Spanish: Gerona [xe'?ona]) is a province of Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Catalonia. It is bordered on the northwest by the province of Lleida, on the southwest by the province of Barcelona, on the north by France, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea.
The population of the province in 2016 was 739,607. Its capital and largest city is Girona, with an urban area (including the neighbouring municipalities of Salt, Sarrià de Ter and Vilablareix) representing, with a total population of 144,709, 19.2% of the population. The Girona area acts as an industrial, commercial and service hub for a significant part of the province.
The province has 222 municipalities, including Girona city (population 96,722), Figueres (pop. 44,765), Lloret de Mar (pop. 40,282), Blanes (pop. 39,834), Olot (33,725), Salt (pop. 30,389), Palafrugell (pop. 22,816) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (pop. 21,814), as well as some significant and historical towns such as Banyoles, Besalú, Cadaqués, Camprodon, Palamós, Puigcerdà or Ripoll.
Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by comarques in Catalonia do not completely match, the term comarques of the province of Girona is not accurate. However, a list of the comarques that are included--totally or partially--in the province of Girona can be made: