Berga (Spain, Catalonia)

municipality in Catalonia, Catalonia

Berga is the capital of the comarca (county) of Berguedà, in Catalonia, northeast Spain.

Berga
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Flag of Berga
Flag
Coat of arms of Berga
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Berga is located in Catalonia
Berga
Berga
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°06′04″N 1°50′38″E / 42.10111°N 1.84389°E / 42.10111; 1.84389
ProvinceBarcelona
ComarcaBerguedà
Government
 • MayorMontse Venturós Villalba (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Elevation
704 m (2,310 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total16,238
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Berguedà
Websiteajberga.cat

Berga name is from the Bergistani, an Iberian tribe who lived in the area before the Roman conquest. Berga was ruled by viscounts in the Early Middle Ages. It had its own counts starting in 988. Berga was sold to King Peter II of Aragon in 1199.

Berga is perhaps most famous for its traditional festival of "La Patum". The celebration occurs every Corpus Christi, lasting for five days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ajuntament de Berga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  2. "El municipi en xifres: Berga". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2016-09-12.