Monegros

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Monegros
Comarca
Monegros.png
Coordinates: 41°47′N 0°10′W / 41.783°N 0.167°W / 41.783; -0.167Coordinates: 41°47′N 0°10′W / 41.783°N 0.167°W / 41.783; -0.167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Huesca
Capital Sariñena
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 2,764.9 km2 (1,067.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,376
 • Density 7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Typical landscape of the Monegros near Leciñena.

Los Monegros is a comarca in Aragon, Spain. It is located within the provinces of Zaragoza and Huesca. The area is prone to chronic droughts, and much of the area is a natural region made up of badlands.

Los Monegros borders seven comarcas: Hoya de Huesca to the North; Somontano de Barbastro, Cinca Medio, and Bajo Cinca to the East; Zaragoza to the West; and Ribera Baja del Ebro and Bajo Aragón-Caspe to the South.

General information[edit]

The Sierra de Alcubierre mountain chain crosses the comarca from Northwest to Southeast. Its maximum elevation is 822 meters, at the mountain called Oscuro. The climate is semiarid, with scarce rainfall and high temperatures in the autumn. The area has numerous saltwater and freshwater lakes, including the Lake of Sariñena and the Lake of la Playa.

The area's cultural heritage includes several historical monasteries, including the Monasterio de Santa María de Sigena and the Charterhouse of Las Fuentes.

In December 2007, the local government announced that the comarca had been chosen for the site of the Gran Scala, a huge European project to build a "destination city of leisure for all ages." Designed to include numerous theme parks and casinos, the area would become one of the primary entertainment centers of Europe.

Territory and population[edit]

#
Municipalities
Areas
(km²)[1]
%
of total
Inhabitants
(2006)[2]
%
of total
Altitude
(metros)[1]
Towns
1 Albalatillo 9,1 0,3 255 1,2 259
2 Albero Bajo 22,2 0,8 111 0,5 411
3 Alberuela de Tubo 20,8 0,8 357 1,7 350 Sodeto.
4 Alcubierre 115,3 4,2 441 2,1 466
5 Almolda (La) 131,3 4,7 638 3,1 491
6 Almuniente 37,6 1,4 559 2,7 337 Frula.
7 Barbués 19,6 0,7 115 0,6 361
8 Bujaraloz 120,9 4,4 997 4,8 327
9 Capdesaso 17,7 0,6 161 0,8 313
10 Castejón de Monegros 165,3 6,0 655 3,1 466
11 Castelflorite 34,8 1,3 131 0,6 310
12 Farlete 104,1 3,8 447 2,1 413
13 Grañén 124,0 4,5 2.009 9,6 332 Callen, Curbe, Fraella, Montesusin.
14 Huerto 86,7 3,1 258 1,2 370 Usón, Venta de Ballerías.
15 Lalueza 88,2 3,2 1.136 5,4 285 Marcen, San Lorenzo Del Flumen.
16 Lanaja 183,7 6,6 1.457 7,0 369 Cantalobos, Orillena.
17 Leciñena 178,6 6,5 1.288 6,2 415
18 Monegrillo 183,2 6,6 495 2,4 437
19 Peñalba 156,7 5,7 756 3,6 254
20 Perdiguera 109,8 4,0 621 3,0 473
21 Poleñino 33,0 1,2 247 1,2 290
22 Robres 64,3 2,3 643 3,1 400
23 Sangarrén 32,2 1,2 263 1,3 379
24 Sariñena 275,6 10,0 4.152 19,9 281 La Cartuja de Monegros, Lamasadera, Lastanosa, Pallaruelo de Monegros, San Juan Del Flumen.
25 Sena 104,7 3,8 556 2,7 221
26 Senés de Alcubierre 20,5 0,7 51 0,2 390
27 Tardienta 90,6 3,3 1.035 5,0 389
28 Torralba de Aragón 40,4 1,5 117 0,6 380
29 Torres de Barbués 13,9 0,5 324 1,6 345 Valfonda de Santa Ana.
30 Valfarta 33,2 1,2 101 0,5 372
31 Villanueva de Sigena 146,4 5,3 520 2,5 231
# Los Monegros 2.764,4 100,0 20.896 100,0 -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Figures from Instituto Aragonés de Estadística (IAEST). Cifras completas.
  2. ^ Figures from INE, from 1 January 2006. Cifras completas.

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