La Puebla de Híjar

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La Puebla de Híjar
Flag of La Puebla de Híjar
Official seal of La Puebla de Híjar
La Puebla de Híjar is located in Spain
La Puebla de Híjar
Coordinates: 41°13′N 0°26′W / 41.217°N 0.433°W / 41.217; -0.433Coordinates: 41°13′N 0°26′W / 41.217°N 0.433°W / 41.217; -0.433
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Teruel
Comarca Bajo Martín
 • Total 60.78 km2 (23.47 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,018
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
La Puebla de Híjar

La Puebla de Híjar is a town and municipality in the Bajo Martín comarca, Teruel province, Aragón, Spain. It has a population of 1,046, an area of 61 km² and is located near N-232 road.

This town was the starting point of an abandoned railway line known as "Ferrocarril del Val de Zafán", to Alcañiz, Tortosa and eventually Sant Carles de la Ràpita.[1] Construction work began in 1891, but the last stretch between Tortosa and Sant Carles de la Ràpita was never completed before the line was abandoned.[2]


The mayor of La Puebla de Híjar is Ms. Juana María Barreras, of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español.

The Partido Socialista Obrero Español has 5 councillors in the town's ayuntamiento, Izquierda Unida has 2, and the Partido Popular has 2.

In the 2004 Spanish General Election the Partido Socialista Obrero Español got 46.0% of the vote in La Puebla de Híjar, the Partido Popular got 31.1%, Izquierda Unida got 12.5%, the Chunta Aragonesista, 6.9% and the Partido Aragonés, 2.7%.

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