Montsià

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Montsià
Comarca
Amposta - Ermita de la Mare de Déu del Montsià.jpg
Flag of Montsià
Flag
Localització del Montsià.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Capital Amposta
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 708.7 km2 (273.6 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 57,550
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym  
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Amposta

Montsià (Catalan pronunciation: [munsiˈa]) is the southernmost comarca (county) of Catalonia in Spain. Its capital and largest city is Amposta.

History[edit]

The Montsià was first established as a separate administrative comarca in 1936 and was named after the Serra del Montsià mountain range (highest point 764 m). It is located at the southern end of Catalonia and the Sénia River marks the ancient boundary with the former Kingdom of Valencia. Many areas in this comarca have ancient passages and resting places of transhumant cattle herders, known locally as lligallos, that were very important in the past.

Almost all Montsià municipalities are part of the Taula del Sénia free association or mancomunitat (commonwealth).

Municipalities[edit]

Population data is from 2001.

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Coordinates: 40°42′N 0°34′E / 40.700°N 0.567°E / 40.700; 0.567