Bajo Martín

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Bajo Martín
Comarca
Localización de Bajo Martín (Aragón).svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Teruel
Capital Híjar
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 997.3 km2 (385.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 12,604
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Caspe
San Pedro Mártir Church, Urrea de Gaén.

Bajo Martín is a comarca in Aragon. It is part of the historical region of Lower Aragon. It is located in Teruel Province, in the transitional area between the Iberian System and the Ebro Valley.

It borders the Aragonese comarcas of Ribera Baja del Ebro, Campo de Belchite, Cuencas Mineras, Andorra-Sierra de Arcos, Bajo Aragón and Bajo Aragón-Caspe.[1]

The Bajo Martín is named after the Martín River, a right-side tributary of the Ebro that flows across the comarca.[2]

Neglect[edit]

This comarca was formerly connected with Tortosa by means of a railway line from La Puebla de Híjar. Known as "Ferrocarril del Val de Zafán", the line stretched to Alcañiz and Tortosa. Eventually it was planned that it would reach the sea at Sant Carles de la Ràpita.[3]

Construction work on the railway line began in 1891, but the last stretch between Tortosa and Sant Carles de la Ràpita was never completed before the line was abandoned and the rails dismantled in the last quarter of the 20th century.[4]

Municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comarcas de Aragón, Bajo Martín
  2. ^ Comarcas de Aragón, Bajo Martín
  3. ^ La construcción del Ferrocarril de Val de Zafán a Sant Carles de la Ràpita entre 1880 y 1906
  4. ^ Historia de la línea de La Puebla de Híjar-Alcañiz-Tortosa-Sant Carles de la Ràpita

Coordinates: 41°09′N 0°28′E / 41.150°N 0.467°E / 41.150; 0.467

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