Petilla de Aragón

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Petilla de Aragón
Municipality
Coat of arms of Petilla de Aragón
Coat of arms
Petilla de Aragón is located in Spain
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°27′41″N 1°5′34″W / 42.46139°N 1.09278°W / 42.46139; -1.09278
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Navarre
Province Navarre
Comarca Comarca de Sangüesa
Judicial district Aoiz
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Sedano (2007) (Paulino Rived Murillo)
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 843 m (2,766 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 25
 • Density 0.89/km2 (2.3/sq mi)
Demonym Petillés
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50686

Petilla de Aragón is a town and municipality of the autonomous community of Navarra, northern Spain. The municipality itself is formed by two enclaves (Petilla de Aragón itself and Los Bastanes) that are entirely surrounded by the neighboring autonomous community of Aragón.

The town was the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934); Petilla terminology, a neurological nomenclature, is named after the town.[1] Petilla was also the site of a real-life 15th century battle between the armies of the País Vasco and Aragón in which the fictional troubadour Manrico and the Conte di Luna, of Verdi's Il trovatore, fought on opposite sides, not knowing that they were brothers; this is recounted by the gipsy Azucena in her famous aria Stride la vampa!

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Coordinates: 42°27′41″N 1°5′34″W / 42.46139°N 1.09278°W / 42.46139; -1.09278