Alta Ribagorça

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This article is about the present-day comarca of Catalonia. For the natural and historical region, see Ribagorça.
Alta Ribagorça
Comarca
Localització de l'Alta Ribagorça.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Lleida
Capital Pont de Suert
Municipalities
Government
 • President of the Comarcal Council Joan Perelada i Ramon (PSC)
Area
 • Total 426.8 km2 (164.8 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,873
 • Density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ribagorçan
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Pont de Suert
Website www.altaribagorça.cat

Alta Ribagorça (Catalan pronunciation: [aɫtə riβəˈɣorsə], locally: [ˈaɫta riβaˈɣoɾsa]) is one of the comarques of Catalonia, Spain. Its capital is Pont de Suert. The highest peak is the Comaloformo (3030 metres above sea level) in the massif of Bessiberri. Northeast of the region is the western part of the National Aiguas Tortas and Lake of San Mauricio. It is connected with the Aran valley thorough the Vielha tunnel.

The Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.(Nov. 30, 2000). [1]. In the North-East of the area there is the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, which attracts an important number of visitors.

The local Ribagorçan dialect is a variant of Catalan, which has some transitional traits to Aragonese.

Location:

  • Farthest east point: 0° 58' 27,80" East longitude.
  • Farthest west point: 0° 41' 30,24" East longitude.
  • Farthest north point: 42° 37' 58,88" North latitude.
  • Farthest south point: 42° 18' 0,07" North latitude.

Highest point: Comaloformo (3030 m) in the Bessiberri Range.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
El Pont de Suert 2,318 148.1
Vall de Boí 992 219.5
Vilaller 563 59.2
• Total: 3 3,873 426.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El municipi en xifres". Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°27′48″N 0°49′47″E / 42.46333°N 0.82972°E / 42.46333; 0.82972