Encyclopedia > Urgell

  Article Content


Urgell is one of the historical Catalan counties, collindant with the county of Pallars and the county of Cerdanya. Its maximal extension territory was between the Pyrenees and the taifa of Lleida, that is, the current comarques of Alt Urgell[?], Noguera[?], Solsonès[?], Pla d'Urgell[?], Urgell[?], and the currently independent country of Andorra.

The historical capital was first La Seu d'Urgell and later Balaguer. Andorra was ceded to the bishop of La Seu d'Urgell by the count Ermengol IV of Urgell[?] in the 12th century. The county of Urgell was extinguished after the revolt of the count James II of Urgell[?] against the king Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1413.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
U.S. presidential election, 1804

... King (14) Other elections: 1792, 1796, 1800, 1804, 1808, 1812, 1816 Source: U.S. Office of the Federal R ...

This page was created in 24.6 ms