Senabria

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Location of the comarca in Zamora Province.
Sanabria lake, one of the very few natural lakes of the Iberian Peninsula
Another view of Sanabria lake
View of the Sanabria comarca with the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range in the background

Sanabria (A Seabra in the Galician language, Senabria in Leonese language) is a comarca in the northeast of the province of Zamora, western Spain, situated between Galicia, Portugal and the province of León. It belongs to the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León.

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The Sierra de la Cabrera Baja, forms a natural boundary with León Province in the north, Sierra Segundera with Galicia in the west, and Sierra de la Culebra and Sierra de la Gamoneda with the Bragança District of Portugal in the south and southwest. The comarcas of La Carballeda and Tierra del Pan are located to the east. The most famous place in the comarca is the Sanabria Lake Lago de Sanabria, the biggest glacial lake in the Iberian Peninsula, with a surface of 368 hectares which is now within the limits of the Sanabria Lake Natural Park. The lake was declared a Natural Park in 1978. The capital of the comarca is Puebla de Sanabria.

The Sanabria comarca is one of the few areas of Western Europe with a sizeable population of wild wolves, which live in the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range.

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Coordinates: 42°04′47″N 6°41′23″W / 42.07972°N 6.68972°W / 42.07972; -6.68972