Quinto, Aragon

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Quinto
village and municipality
Historic gate in Quinto
Historic gate in Quinto
Flag of Quinto
Flag
Official seal of Quinto
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Zaragoza
Municipality Quinto
Area
 • Total 118.4 km2 (45.7 sq mi)
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,108
 • Density 17.8/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Quinto is a village and municipality in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon. It is located on the south bank of the River Ebro about 45 km south-east of Zaragoza. In 2009 its population was 2,108. Quinto is the capital of the Ribera Baja del Ebro comarca.

Church of la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

During the Battle of Belchite in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, Spanish Republican forces including the British Battalion of XV International Brigade captured the village from the Nationalists. Fierce house-to-house fighting destroyed many buildings, including the historic church of la Asunción de Nuestra Señora (Assumption of Our Lady) overlooking the village. The church, with its Mudéjar tower, has recently been restored.[1]

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Coordinates: 41°25′19″N 0°29′55″E / 41.42194°N 0.49861°E / 41.42194; 0.49861