La Portellada

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La Portellada
La Portellada is located in Iberia
La Portellada
Coordinates: 40°53′N 0°4′E / 40.883°N 0.067°E / 40.883; 0.067Coordinates: 40°53′N 0°4′E / 40.883°N 0.067°E / 40.883; 0.067
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Teruel
Municipality La Portellada
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 277
 • Density 13.2/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

La Portellada (Spanish: [la porteˈʎaða]; Catalan: [ɫə purtəˈʎaðə], locally: [la poɾteˈʎaða]) is a municipality in the Matarraña/Matarranya comarca, province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 277 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Bordering localities[edit]

Economy[edit]

  • Agriculture
    • Olive trees, olive oil is a major source of income for this town, the oil belongs to the Denomination of Origin Aragon.
    • Almonds are another source of income.
    • Cereal
  • Livestock
    • Swine
    • Sheep and goats
    • Rabbits
    • Fowl

Monuments[edit]

Religious sites[edit]

  • Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian
  • Chapel of San Miguel (recreation area)
  • Piton de San Pedro Martir
  • Virgen del Portillo

Industrial Architecture[edit]

  • Former "Waterfall mill" (Molí del Salt)

Landforms[edit]

  • "The Waterfall" (El Salt). A waterfall in the Tastavins river, about 20 feet high.

Other[edit]

  • "Gavella Pi" (Pine Gavella)
  • "Torreta de Ferro" (Iron Tower)

Celebrations[edit]

  • Major
    • Celebrations in Honor of San Cosme and San Damian on September 27th, and San Miguel on September 29th
  • Minor
    • San Anton January 17th
    • St. Agatha on February 5th
    • San Pedro Mártir April 29th
    • First Easter (Easter Monday)
    • Second Passover

Typical products[edit]

  • Olives of the Portellada
  • Cured ham (D.O. Jamón de Teruel)
  • Casquetes
  • Almonds
  • Rosca de tallaes (cake with chunks of marinated beef), typical of Easter