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Llançà municipality
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Llançà (Spain)
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Basic data
Autonomous Community : Catalonia
Province : Girona
Comarca : Alt Empordà
Coordinates 42 ° 22 ′  N , 3 ° 10 ′  E Coordinates: 42 ° 22 ′  N , 3 ° 10 ′  E
Height : msnm
Area : 27.93 km²
Residents : 4,836 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density : 173.15 inhabitants / km²
Municipality number  ( INE ): 17092
Official language : Castilian , Catalan
Mayor : Pere Vila
Website : www.llanca.net

Llançà ( Spanish : Llansá) is a resort on the Costa Brava in the province of Girona in the region of Catalonia ( Spain ).

Llançà is about 14 kilometers south of the French border near Portbou . Fishing has a long tradition in the small town. Some locals still make a living from it today. The place is increasingly dominated by tourism in the summer months.

The main beach, about 350 meters long, is dark sand and partly interspersed with gravel. Next to it are the small fishing port and a sports port. The rugged coastal strip has many small and quiet bays with beach zones. The steep and rocky coast of Llansá is a popular diving spot.

The specialty of the place are the minerals. There is a quarry about two kilometers in the direction of Figueres . There you can find pure white feldspar ( orthoclase ) in pegmatites, plagioclase , quartz and almandine crystals on orthoclase. The rock is Ordovician slate .

Culture and sights

The small Romanesque church of Sant Silvestre de Valleta is located near the village .

There is a watercolor museum in the village, which was donated in 1989 by Josep Martínez Lozano .


Town twinning

Web links

Commons : Llançà  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).