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Thomas Merton's birthplace in Prades
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Thomas Merton's birthplace in Prades

Prades (Prada de Conflent in Catalan) is a commune and a sous-préfecture of the Pyrénées-Orientales département, in southwestern France. It is the capital of Conflent comarca. Population (1999): 5,800 (Pradéens). Catalan (Català) or Valencian (Valencià) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra and co-official in several regions of Spain. ... The commune (in French: commune, word appeared in the 12th century, from Medieval Latin communia, gathering of people sharing a common life, from Latin communis, things held in common) is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees, Catalan: Pirineus Orientals) is a département of southern France adjacent to the northern Spanish frontier and the Mediterranean Sea. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Conflent is a Catalan comarca in North Catalonia, and currently under French administration. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ...

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Geography

It is located in the Pyrenees Mountains next to the Canigó and Têt River. For other meanings see: Pyrenees, Victoria and Montes Pyrenaeus. ... Canigou (Catalan Canigó) is a mountain in southern France. ... Têt is the largest river in Roussillon, France. ...


Miscellaneous

Prades was the birthplace of Thomas Merton (1915–1968), a famous Trappist (or Cistercian) monk who spent most of his life at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky in the United States. Thomas Merton Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk and author, born in Prades in the Pyrénées-Orientales département of France. ... Trappist can refer to: a religious order - see Trappists some of the products, made by the order - see Trappist beer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ... The Abbey of Gethsemani was founded in 1848 by monks from the Abbey of Melleray in Western France. ... Bardstown is a city located in Nelson County, Kentucky. ... State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ...


It was also the adopted home of cellist Pablo Casals and grammarian Pompeu Fabra when they exiled from Spanish Civil War. Pau Casals i Defilló (December 29, 1876 – October 22, 1973), commonly known as Pablo Casals, was a virtuoso Catalan cello player (and later conductor). ... This article is about grammar from a linguistic perspective. ... Pompeu Fabra i Poch, (Barcelona 1868 - Prada de Conflent 1948) was a Catalan grammarian, the main author of the normative reform of contemporary Catalan language. ... History of Spain series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Medieval Spain - Visigoths - Al-Andalus - Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History Social History The Spanish Civil...


The Catalan musician created in 1950 a Music Festival which is celebrated every year since then. Catalan can mean: the Catalan language inhabitant of Catalonia Eugène Charles Catalan the mathematician a Catalan solid Catalan numbers the Catalan Opening, a chess opening the Catalan forge, a type of open hearth furnace that was a precursor to the blast furnace There is also information on Catalan names. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Every summer, since 1968 Universitat Catalana d'Estiu (Summer Catalan University) is celebrated. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Twin towns

Prades is twinned with:

Ripoll Ripoll is the capital of the comarca (county) of Ripollès, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. ... Coat of Arms Lousã is a town in the district of Coimbra, Portugal. ... Kitzingen is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Kitzingen. ...

External links

  • Prada history (in Catalan)
  • Prada Music Festival (in French)
  • Pictures of Prades

 
 

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