Berga (Spain, Catalonia)

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Coat of arms of Berga
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Berga is located in Catalonia
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°06′04″N 1°50′38″E / 42.10111°N 1.84389°E / 42.10111; 1.84389
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
 • Mayor Montse Venturós Villalba (2015)[1]
 • Total 22.6 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Elevation 704 m (2,310 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 16,238
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Berguedà

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. 1.0 1.1 "Ajuntament de Berga". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2016-09-12. 
  2. "El municipi en xifres: Berga". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2016-09-12.