Pallars

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Pallars
Natural region
Pallars region landscape of La Pobleta de Bellveí in Filià, La Torre de Cabdella.
Pallars region landscape of La Pobleta de Bellveí in Filià, La Torre de Cabdella.
A map of Catalonia showing the location of the Pallars
A map of Catalonia showing the location of the Pallars
Country Catalonia, Spain
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)

Pallars is a historical and natural region of Catalonia. Located in the Pre-Pyrenees and Pyrenees area, most of its territory is mountainous.

The Noguera Pallaresa river is named after this region.

Geography[edit]

The physiography of the Pallars natural region includes the Noguera Pallaresa river basin with its tributaries. The region encompasses as well as the mountain ranges spanning the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees area that surround the basin until the Serra del Montsec which forms the limit of the Pallars at its southern end.[1][2]

Municipalities[edit]

In present times the most important town of the Pallars is Tremp.

Pallars Jussà[edit]

Main article: Pallars Jussà

Abella de la Conca, Castell de Mur, Conca de Dalt, Gavet de la Conca, Isona i Conca Dellà, Llimiana, La Pobla de Segur, Salàs de Pallars, Sant Esteve de la Sarga, Sarroca de Bellera, Senterada, Talarn, La Torre de Cabdella and Tremp.

Pallars Sobirà[edit]

Main article: Pallars Sobirà

Alins, Alt Àneu, Baix Pallars, Espot, Esterri d'Àneu, Esterri de Cardós, Farrera, La Guingueta d'Àneu, Lladorre, Llavorsí, Rialp, Soriguera, Sort, Tírvia and Vall de Cardós

History[edit]

Banner of the Counts of Pallars
Main article: County of Pallars

The County of Pallars was a county during the ninth and tenth centuries. Later both the County of Pallars Jussà (Lower Pallars) and the County of Pallars Sobirà (Upper Pallars) became counties of the Hispanic March during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.[3]

In 1936 the Pallars was split into the Pallars Jussà and Pallars Sobirà present-day administrative divisions. The historical Ribagorça territories administered by the Generalitat de Catalunya were added to the newly created Pallars Jussà comarca.[4] In 1990 the Ribagorça area was segregated from the Pallars Jussà comarca and was established as the Alta Ribagorça.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Francesc Fité Llevot, La Toponimia en la Geografia del Montsec
  2. ^ Josep Pla i Casadevall, El Pallars és una comarca natural prodigiosa
  3. ^ Llorenç Sànchez i Vilanova, El Pallars. Visió històrica. Pallars Sobirà. Pallars Jussà. Barcelona: Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, 1996. ISBN 84-477-0566-8
  4. ^ Decret del Conseller Primer de 23 de desembre de 1936. Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya [Barcelona], núm. 360, 25 desembre 1936, p. 1166
  5. ^ Reflexions sobre l'organització territorial de Catalunya by JO i Samitier - Raco.cat 2009

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Coordinates: 42°26′48.36″N 1°11′51.03″E / 42.4467667°N 1.1975083°E / 42.4467667; 1.1975083