Beceite

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Beceite/Beseit
Vista beceite y puertos.jpg
Official seal of Beceite/Beseit
Seal
Beceite/Beseit is located in Aragon
Beceite/Beseit
Beceite/Beseit
Location of Beceite/Beseit within Aragon
Beceite/Beseit is located in Spain
Beceite/Beseit
Beceite/Beseit
Location of Beceite/Beseit within Spain
Coordinates: 40°50′N 0°11′E / 40.833°N 0.183°E / 40.833; 0.183Coordinates: 40°50′N 0°11′E / 40.833°N 0.183°E / 40.833; 0.183
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
ProvinceTeruel
ComarcaMatarraña
Judicial districtAlcañiz
Government
 • Mayor
(2015– )
Juan Enrique Celma Guimerá (PP-Aragón)
Area
 • Total96 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation
579 m (1,900 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total541
 • Density5.6/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitebeceite.es

Beceite (Spanish: [beˈθeite]) or Beseit (Catalan: [bəˈzɛjt]) is a municipality located in the Matarraña/Matarranya comarca, province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 603 inhabitants. It is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

This town gives its name to the Ports de Beseit massive limestone mountain range rising around it. It belongs to the Catalan-speaking strip in eastern Aragon known as La Franja.

There are many derelict mills in Beseit, reminders of what used to be an industrial town. One of the main products used to be playing cards. The former mills were powered by the water of the Matarranya River and its tributaries. Some of them have been converted into hotels catering for rural tourism.

The rocky Penyagalera mountain rises 4 km east of the town.

A view of the bridge over the Matarranya River

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.