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Empúries is a town in the Mediterranean coast of the Catalan comarca of Empordà. It was founded by the ancient Greeks with the name of Ἐμπόριον ( Emporion — "market"). This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Empordà is a historical region of Catalonia, divided since 1936 into two comarques, Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà. Categories: Spain geography stubs ...

It was also the capital of the historical Catalan county of Empúries, whose territory was roughly the current comarques of Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà. Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... The County of Empúries was a Medieval county centered around the town of Empúries, and that bear enclosed the region of Peralada. ... Map of Alt Camp Province Girona Capital Figueres Largest city Figueres Demonym   Population (2002) 99,321 Area 1,342. ... Baix Empordà is a comarca (county) in Catalonia, one of the two into which Empordà was divided in the comarcal division of 1936. ...

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