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Sant Jaume de Frontanyà

Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Flag of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Coat of arms of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Coat of arms
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà is located in Catalonia
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Sant Jaume de Frontanyà
Location in Catalonia
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Barcelona
Comarca Berguedà
 • Mayor Ramon Vilalta i Clotet
 • Total 21.26 km2 (8.21 sq mi)
Elevation 1,072 m (3,517 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Demonym Frontanyenc, Frontanyenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Sant Jaume de Frontanyà (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a municipality in the comarca of the Berguedà in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated in the Pyrenees below the peak of Pedró de Tubau (1543 m). The village is the smallest municipality in Catalonia in terms of population. The monumental Romanesque church of Sant Jaume is a protected historic-artistic monument from the 11th Century. The village is served by a local road to Borredà and it is well known for its peace and tranquility.


  • History 1
  • Places of interest 2
  • Demography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The town was first documented in 905, at the consecration of the Church of Sant Jaume Vell.

The guesthouse and restaurant Fonda Cal Marxandó has been welcoming visitors since 1851. Nowadays, it is still well known for its traditional Catalan cuisine based on high quality local products.

On 12 December 2009 it was the second town in Catalonia to hold a Catalan independence referendum, gaining 18 votes in favor the independence and 1 vote against (turnout 90.4%).

The book 'Sant Jaume de Frontanya: Natura, Art i Pau' was published in 2005, written by experts from the area. The Audio-guided visit to Sant Jaume de Frontanya allows visitors to discover the hidden stories of the village at their own pace. It is available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French and was produced in 2008 by Associacio Myriades Culturals.

Places of interest

  • Monastery of Sant Jaume de Frontanyà. 11th century
  • Hermitage of Sant Esteve de Tubau. Pre-Romanesque origin.
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Oms. 18th century
  • Restaurant Fonda Cal Marxandó. Documented since 1851.


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  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan). 'Sant Jaume de Frontanya: Natura, Art i pau' (2005).

External links

  • Official website (Catalan)
  • Information - Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Statistical information - Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)

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