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Els Límits

Vista El Pertus.jpg
View of the French town of Le Perthus from the
Fort de Bellegarde. Els Límits is in the right side.

Locator map of Els Els Límits (black dot) in la La Jonquera municipality (orange) in the Province of Girona. In the corner a map of Spain showing the province of Gerona (blue) and the rest of Catalonia (red)

Country: Spain Spain
Community: Catalonia Catalonia
Province: Bandera de la provincia de Gerona.png Girona
Comarca: Flag of Alt Emporda.svg Alt Empordà
Municipality: Escut de la Jonquera.svg La Jonquera
Population: 115 (2005)
Coordinates: 42°27′39.6″N 2°51′48″E / 42.461°N 2.86333°E / 42.461; 2.86333
Time zone: CET, UTC+1
Elevation: 250 amsl
Postal code: 17700
Dialing code: (+34) ...
Gentilic: limiteros

Els Límits (ES : Los Límites) is a Spanish village, a civil parish (población) of the municipality of La Jonquera, situated in the Province of Girona, Catalonia. As of 2005 its population was of 115 [1].



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Map of the twin villages

Els Límits, which name means the borders, is situated on the borders with Languedoc-Roussillon (France), close to the historical region of Vallespir. Its contiguous French twin town, Le Perthus (a municipality in the Pyrénées-Orientales department), is situated in the north and west side of the urban area. Also part of the main road, Avinguda d'Espanya, is both in France and Spain; and its western side (in Le Perthus) is named Avenue de France [2].
Out of the main road, in which is situated the checkpoint, the other principal roads are Carrer del Doctor Subiros, Calle del Correc (binational), Carrer de Fàtima and Carrer d'Hannibal. It dists 5 km from La Jonquera, 27 from Figueres, 35 from Perpignan, 63 from Girona and 160 from Barcelona.


As a border town between Spain and France, it is largely composed by trade buildings and it is almost entirely devoted to the sale of alcohol, tobacco and other goods which are considerably cheaper than in France. In earlier times, as Le Perthus, it was a convenient centre of contraband.


Els Límits, not served by the railway, is crossed by the national road N-II, which continues as Route nationale 9 (RN9) entering in French territory. The adjacent motorway, AP-7 (La Jonquera-Barcelona-Valencia-Alicante-Vera), continues as A9 (Le Pertuhs-Perpignan-Montpellier-Orange) in France. The nearest motorway's exits are "La Jonquera" (AP-7) and "Le Boulou" (A9).


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Coordinates: 42°27′39.6″N 2°51′48″E / 42.461°N 2.86333°E / 42.461; 2.86333



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