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Girona city Spain




Girona, Spain is the capital city of the Girona province. Girona is situated to the north east of Catalonia, Spain . It shares its border with France. Girona spreads to an area of 5,886 sq. km.
Girona overlooks the confluence of the two rivers, namely Onyar and Tar. Girona is more famous as Gerona in Spain as this is the Spanish name for the place. Girona, Spain is also referred to as "The city of a thousand Sieges", as Girona has stood witness to three Napoleon invasions. Girona has been sieged twenty five times and was captured seven times.

Girona, Spain had a population of 86,672 persons in the year 2005.

Girona is also a major tourists spot with a long stretch of coastline. The historical buildings, churches and architectural monuments also attracts tourists from far and wide. The Collegiate church, Benedictine Church which are rich in architectural value are widely visited by tourists coming to Girona.

Girona also houses a famous university of Spain, the Universitat de Girona. This university has a tie-up with the Florence Network for Nursing and Midwifery. Girona is also famous for cycle racing and the non European people practice cycling during the off season in the outskirts of the city.

Transport system in Girona is quite developed. Girona is well linked to the interiors till the Pyrenees and to the coastal areas. There is also a train line linking Barcelona and Portbou. The airport of the town is situated at a distance of 10 kms from the heart of the town. The airport is known as Girona-Costa Brava.

Girona, Spain is a place to enjoy a beautiful holiday trip.


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