Albarracín

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Albarracín
Municipality
Albarracín, in a meander of the Guadalaviar River, viewed from Torre del Andador.
Albarracín, in a meander of the Guadalaviar River, viewed from Torre del Andador.
Flag of Albarracín
Flag
Sierra de Albarracín.png
Albarracín is located in Spain
Albarracín
Albarracín
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°24′30″N 1°26′22″W / 40.40833°N 1.43944°W / 40.40833; -1.43944Coordinates: 40°24′30″N 1°26′22″W / 40.40833°N 1.43944°W / 40.40833; -1.43944
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Aragón
Province Teruel
Comarca Sierra de Albarracín
Judicial district Teruel
Government
 • Alcalde Francisco Martí Soriano (2007) (PAR)
Area
 • Total 452.72 km2 (174.80 sq mi)
Elevation 1,182 m (3,878 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,110
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.4/sq mi)
Demonym Albarracinense, -a
Albarriciense, -a
Lobetano, -a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 44100
Dialing code 978
Website Official website

Albarracín is a Spanish town, in the province of Teruel, part of the autonomous community of Aragon. According to the 2007 census (INE), the municipality had a population of 1075 inhabitants. Albarracín is the capital of the mountainous Sierra de Albarracín Comarca[1]

Albarracín is a picturesque town surrounded by stony hills and the town was declared a Monumento Nacional in 1961.[2]

History[edit]

The town is named for the Moorish Al Banū Razín family that once had been dominant in the area during the period of Muslim domination in the Iberian Peninsula.

From 1167 to 1300, Albarracín was an independent lordship known as the Sinyoría d'Albarrazín which was established after the partition of the Taifa of Albarracín under the control of Pedro Ruíz de Azagra. It was eventually conquered by Peter III of Aragon in 1284, and the ruling family, the House of Azagra was deposed. The last person to actually hold the title of Señor de Albarracín was Juan Núñez I de Lara, although his son, Juan Núñez II de Lara continued on as the pretender to the title until 1300 when the city and its lands were officially incorporated into the Kingdom of Aragon.

Albarracín, the tower of the Alabarracín Cathedral and Northern walls (with Torre del Andador on the top)

Geography[edit]

The town is located in a meander of the Guadalaviar River. The Sierra de Albarracín mountain range rises to the South and West of the town.

Demographic growth[edit]

Albarracín demographic trend[3]
1857 1887 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2006
Population 1,883 1,953 1,897 1,689 1,688 1,576 1,582 1,467 1,376 1,187 1,068 1,164 1,050 1,076

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