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# Puigcerdà

Puigcerdà is the capital of the comarca of Cerdanya, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain, located at 1,202 metres above the sea, by the river Segre, not far from its start in the French Cerdanya. Population 6,356 (1996).

It was founded circa 1177 by the king Alfonso I of Aragon.

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