|Coordinates: 42°06′04″N 1°50′38″E / 42.10111°N 1.84389°E|
|• Mayor||Montse Venturós Villalba (2015)|
|• Total||22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||704 m (2,310 ft)|
|• Density||720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
Berga is the capital of the comarca (county) of Berguedà, in Catalonia, northeast Spain.
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.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Ajuntament de Berga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Archived from the original on 2015-08-01. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
- ↑ "El municipi en xifres: Berga". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2016-09-12.