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Conflent

CONFLENT County in the Spanish March of the Frankish Kingdom, but its lands are now in France.   They lie in the eastern Pyrenees, between Cerdanya and the coastal plain of Roussillon, and are drained by the River Têt.   Villefranche de … Continue reading

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Cerdanya

CERDANYA     (Catalan); CERDAGNE (Fr); Cerdaña (Sp). County in the Spanish March, in the Pyrenees, lying east and southeast of Andorra. The Counts belonged to a branch of the  family of the Counts of Barcelona. Their line died out in 1117, … Continue reading

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Besalú

BESALÚ County of the Spanish March, named after a town in the northeastern corner of Spain, northwest of Gerona, on the River Fluvia as it emerges from the Pyrenees. Besalú was held by a branch of the family of the … Continue reading

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