Location in Catalonia
|Coordinates: ES 41°49′14″N 2°43′2″E / 41.82056°N 2.71722°ECoordinates: ES 41°49′14″N 2°43′2″E / 41.82056°N 2.71722°E|
|• Mayor||Jordi Gironès Pasolas (2015)|
|• Total||47.6 km2 (18.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
Riudarenes is a village in the province of Girona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 47.6 square kilometres (18.4 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 2183 people.
During the revolt of Catalonia in 1640, Spanish troops, led by Lleonard Moles came to the coast, burning and looting both the church and town hall of Riudarenes, where the town supposedly kept its jewels and wealth (a fire which also spread to the parish church of Sant Sadurní Montiró.)
This act drew widespread condemnation from both the Consell de Cent of Barcelona (in Catalonia) and the court of the King of Spain and even in Rome. The bishop Gregori Parcero led the investigation in which witnesses testified to the fact that it was the soldiers of Lleonard Moles who were responsible. This led to the excommunication of both Moles and Juan de Arce.
So significant was this act of sacrilege that it was a big motivation to the Catalonian insurgents against Philip IV.
- "Ajuntament de Riudarenes". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
- "El municipi en xifres: Riudarenes". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- "Girona: Población por municipios y sexo:Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
||Santa Coloma de Farners|
|Sant Feliu de Buixalleu||Sils|
|Massanes||Maçanet de la Selva|