Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index


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.

Ripoll is also a river of the comarca of Vallès Occidental, Catalonia, Spain. The river go across the comarca from North to South, and desembogues into the river Besòs, near Barcelona. This river is about 40 km long and its source is in Sant Llorenç Savall. The Ripoll crosses the towns and cities of Castellar del Vallès, Sabadell, Barberà del Vallès, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Ripollet and Montcada i Reixac.