Ribagorza/Ribagorça

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For the historical region, see County of Ribagorza.
Ribagorza/Ribagorça
Comarca
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Huesca
Capital Graus
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 2,459.8 km2 (949.7 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 12,811
 • Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym ribagorzano, -a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
The Aneto, the highest peak in the Pyrenees, is located in this comarca

Ribagorza (Spanish: [riβaˈɣorθa]) or Ribagorça (Catalan: [riβəˈɣorsə], locally: [riβaˈɣoɾsa]) is a comarca (county) in modern Aragon, situated in the north-east of the province of Huesca. It borders the French département of the Haute-Garonne to the north and Catalonia (the comarques of Aran Valley, Alta Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, and Noguera) to the east. Within Aragon its neighboring counties are Sobrarbe, Somontano de Barbastro, and La Litera/La Llitera. It roughly corresponds to the Aragonese part of the medieval County of Ribagorza. The administrative capital of Ribagorza is Graus, although the historical capital of the county was at Benabarre.

Ribagorçan is a transitional AragoneseCatalan dialect spoken in the western part of the county. Municipalities in the eastern part, bordering Catalonia, are part of La Franja, a geo-linguistic area, where the local language is a variety of Catalan. However, Aragonese and Catalan form a dialectal continuum here and the geographical limit of both languages cannot be drawn in a clear-cut manner.[1]

Municipalities[edit]

The traditional (Catalan) names of the towns are in brackets.

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Coordinates: 42°27′N 00°32′E / 42.450°N 0.533°E / 42.450; 0.533