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Benanarre (Spanish)

Benavarri (Ribagorçan)
Benavarri  (Aragonese)
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Benanarre (Spanish) is located in Spain
Benanarre (Spanish)
Benanarre (Spanish)
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°7′0″N 0°29′0″E / 42.11667°N 0.48333°E / 42.11667; 0.48333Coordinates: 42°7′0″N 0°29′0″E / 42.11667°N 0.48333°E / 42.11667; 0.48333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Judicial districtBarbastro
 • AlcaldeAlfredo Sancho Guardia (2007) (PSOE)
 • Total157.14 km2 (60.67 sq mi)
788 m (2,585 ft)
 • Total1,111
 • Density7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
WebsiteOfficial website

Benabarre (Spanish: [benaˈβare]), in Ribagorçan and Aragonese: Benavarri[2][3] (locally [bənəˈβari]) is a town in the Aragonese county of Ribagorza, in the province of Huesca, Spain.

Traditionally, Benabarre was the capital of the historic County of Ribagorza, which was more expansive in territory than today, and included the comarca of Alta Ribagorça, now in the province of Lleida, Catalonia.

It was during the Spanish War of Independence, from 1808–1814, that the French Napoleonic troops, in retaliation, decided to make Graus the temporary capital of the county. Graus's population since that time has increased such that it is the largest town in Ribagorza and has consequently evolved into the role of administrative county seat. Despite this, Benabarre continues to be a significant historical and cultural center of attraction.


In 1991, Benabarre's population was at 1,233, and has since declined to 1,112, as of 2004.


Situated within the geo-linguistic area of La Franja, Benabarre's local dialect of Ribagorçan is a form of Catalan.


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Carlos Ángel Rizos Jiménez and Moisés Selfa Sastre. Municipio de Benavarri (Benabarrre). Toponimia de Ribagorza. Editorial Milenio-Gobierno de Aragón. ISBN 978-84-9743-303-7.
  3. ^ As shown in the Legislative Decree 2/2006 Archived 2009-04-23 at the Wayback Machine of 27 December, of the Government of Aragon, by the revised text of the Law on Comarcal Demarcation of Aragon is approved.

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