Sabiñánigo

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Sabiñánigo (Spanish)
Samianigo (Aragonese)
Flag of Sabiñánigo (Spanish)
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Official seal of Sabiñánigo (Spanish)
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Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Huesca
Municipality Sabiñánigo
Area
 • Total 586 km2 (226 sq mi)
Elevation 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 10.112
 • Density 17.24/km2 (44.7/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.aytosabinanigo.net

Sabiñánigo (Samianigo in Aragonese) is a municipality located in the province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain, capital of the comarca of Alto Gállego. Formerly, the region was called Serrablo, the reason for the demonym "serrablese". Sabiñánigo is at an altitude of 780 meters and lies 52 km from Huesca.

Main Square, Town Hall and Church

It borders to the North on the municipalities of Biescas and Yebra de Basa; to the East on Fiscal and Boltaña; to the South on Las Peñas de Riglos; to the South-East on the Somontano de Barbastro and to the West on the municipalities of Caldearenas, Jaca and Villanúa.

Sabiñánigo is noted as having "not much joy" according to the Rough Guide's guide to Spain.

Municipality villages[edit]

Nowadays, what is known as the municipality of Sabiñánigo contains the following towns:

Abellada, Abenilla, Acumuer, Aineto, Alavés, Allué, Arguisal, Arraso, Arruaba, Arto, Artosilla, Aspés, Asqués, Asún, Atós Alto, Atós Bajo, Aurín, Bara, Baranguá, Belarra, Bentué de Nocito, Bolás, Borrés, Campares, Cañardo, Cartirana, Castiello de Guarga, Castillo de Lerés, Ceresola, Fablo, Fenillosa, Gésera, Gillué, Grasa, Hostal de Ipiés, Ibirque, Ibort, Ipiés, Isín, Isún de Basa, Jabarrella, Laguarta, Lanave, Lárrede, Larrés, Lasaosa, Lasieso, Latas, Latrás, Layés, Molino de Escartín, Molino de Villobas, Ordovés, Orna de Gállego, Osán, Pardinilla, El Puente de Sabiñánigo, Rapún, Sabiñánigo Alto, San Esteban de Guarga, San Román de Basa, Sandiás, Santa María de Perula, Sardas, Sasal, Satué, Secorún, Senegüé, Solanilla, Sorripas, Used, Villacampa and Yéspola.

According to the 2004 census (INE), all of them together had a population of 977.

Sabiñánigo, the great door of The Pyrenees[edit]

View of Sabiñánigo from Mount Santa Orosia

Sabiñánigo is located between the valley of the “Aurín River” and the “Gállego River” in its north area and between the valleys of “Basa” and “Guarga” in the South. It covers from the Interior Range to the Exterior Range of The Pyrenees.

It has a great variety of ecosystems and landscapes that match perfectly with the rich traditional architecture and the modern facilities. The city celebrated in the late 70’s the 2000th anniversary of its foundation by the Romans.

Demography[edit]

Demographic Evolution
1991 1996 2001 2003 2007 2008
9.056 8.759 8.578 8.797 9.673 10.112

Sports, Culture and Tourism[edit]

View of Mount Oturia from Sabiñánigo

Sabiñánigo has always been strongly linked to sport and, especially, to cycling. It is famous for holding "The Quebrantahuesos" one of the most important amateur cyclist races in the world. It is also a frequent start and finish point of the Vuelta a España.

Sabiñánigo is a great place to go skiing. It is 30 km from the Ski resort of Panticosa, 38 km from Formigal (the largest ski resort in Spain), 44 km from Candanchú, 47 km from Astún and 120 km from Cerler.

Some interesting places to visit are the "Museo de Artes de Serrablo" a museum that contains tools, clothes and all kinds of traditional objects of the region; and "Pirenarium", a theme park with a great collection of models of the Pyrenees range and the most famous buildings of Aragón.

Twin Cities[edit]

San Pedro de Larrede, in Larrede, Samianigo

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