Terra Alta

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Terra Alta
Coat of arms of Terra Alta
Coat of arms
Localització de la Terra Alta.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Capital Gandesa
 • Total 740.0 km2 (285.7 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,196
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Gandesa
For the Terra Alta wine region, see Terra Alta (DO).

Terra Alta (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈtɛrə ˈaɫtə], locally: [ˈtɛra ˈaɫta]) is a sparsely populated inland comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Gandesa. It is also known as Castellania, a name dating back to its medieval status as a fiefdom held by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem under the Crown of Aragon.


Population figures are for 2002.

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Coordinates: 41°03′N 0°26′E / 41.050°N 0.433°E / 41.050; 0.433