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Ripoll is the capital of the comarca of Ripollès[?], in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain, located at 691 metres above the sea, on the confluence of the river Ter and its tributary Freser[?], by the Pyrenees near the French border. Population 10,908 (1996).

It has a famous Benedictine monastery in Romanesque style, founded by the count Wilfred the Hairy[?] in 879.

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