Castelló d'Empúries

Local nameCastelló d'Empúries
LocationCatalonia, Spain

Castelló d'Empúries is a town and municipality in the Alt Empordà in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It lies 9 km east of Figueres.

In 1079, Castelló d'Empúries became the capital of the Empúries county due to the previous capital, Sant Martí d'Empúries, being too easily sacked by pirates. 1325-1341 saw a period of large expansion of this capital town, which ultimately ceased being the capital once the county joined the Crown of Aragon in 1385.

In 1809 the 113th Regiment de Ligne of Napoleon's Army fought here.The old town is somewhat dwarfed by the neighboring urbanisation of Empuriabrava, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelló_d'Empúries

Coordinates 42°15'32.786" N 3°4'28.713" E

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