Montsià

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Montsià
Comarca
Amposta - Ermita de la Mare de Déu del Montsià.jpg
Flag of Montsià
Flag
Localització del Montsià.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Tarragona
Capital Amposta
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 735.5 km2 (284.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 69,613
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym  
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Amposta

Montsià (Catalan pronunciation: [munsiˈa]) is the southernmost comarca (county) of Catalonia in Spain. Its capital and largest city is Amposta.

History[edit]

The Montsià was first established as a separate administrative comarca in 1936 and was named after the Serra del Montsià mountain range (highest point 764 m). It is located at the southern end of Catalonia and the Sénia River marks the ancient boundary with the former Kingdom of Valencia. Many areas in this comarca have ancient passages and resting places of transhumant cattle herders, known locally as lligallos, that were very important in the past.

Almost all Montsià municipalities are part of the Taula del Sénia free association or mancomunitat (commonwealth).

Municipalities[edit]

Municipality Population
(2014)[1]
Area
km2[1]
Alcanar 9,637 47.1
Amposta 21,197 138.3
Freginals 405 17.6
La Galera 800 27.5
Godall 673 33.6
Mas de Barberans 619 78.8
Masdenverge 1,106 14.6
Sant Carles de la Ràpita 15,003 53.7
Sant Jaume d'Enveja 3,555 60.8
Santa Bàrbara 3,821 28.2
La Sénia 5,893 108.4
Ulldecona 6,904 126.9
• Total: 12 69,613 735.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′N 0°34′E / 40.700°N 0.567°E / 40.700; 0.567