Bielsa

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For the Argentine football (soccer) player and coach, see Marcelo Bielsa.
Bielsa
Municipality
Bielsa - Plaza Mayor.jpg
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Bielsa is located in Spain
Bielsa
Bielsa
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°38′0″N 0°13′0″E / 42.63333°N 0.21667°E / 42.63333; 0.21667Coordinates: 42°38′0″N 0°13′0″E / 42.63333°N 0.21667°E / 42.63333; 0.21667
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Aragón
Province Huesca
Comarca Sobrarbe
Government
 • Alcalde Antonio Escalona Estévez (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 202.41 km2 (78.15 sq mi)
Elevation 1,053 m (3,455 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 528
 • Density 2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Demonym Belsetán
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 22350

Bielsa is a municipality located in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 463 inhabitants.

The Bielsa tunnel under the Pyrenean mountains connects Bielsa and Aragnouet in France. It was first opened in 1970. In 2002, the French government unilaterally decided to close the tunnel to heavy-goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, a decision which caused serious concern in Aragon.[1]

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  1. ^ "Debates – Thursday, 14 March 2002 – annex". European Parliament. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 

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