Biescas

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Biescas
Gállego river in Biescas

Biescas

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Comarca Alto Gállego
Province Huesca
Autonomous Community Aragón
Postal Code 22630
Area 189,1 km²
Altitude 875 m
Population 1240
River Gállego

Biescas is a town in Aragon, Spain. It is located in the Tena Valley, in the Aragonese Pyrenees. It has a long history and one of its oldest houses is called Casa Josito: this house was built in 1789, the same year as the French Revolution.

Other towns in Biescas municipality: Ainielle, Aso de Sobremonte, Barbenuta, Berbusa, Betés de Sobremonte, Bubal, Casbas de Jaca, Escuer Alto, Escuer Bajo, Espierre, Gavín, Oliván, Orós Alto, Orós Bajo Piedrafita de Jaca, Susín, Jabierre del Obispo y Yosa de Sobremonte.

In August 1996, 86 people were killed by a flood in Las Nieves camping.[1][2]

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Coordinates: 42°38′N 0°09′W / 42.633°N 0.150°W / 42.633; -0.150