Pinseque

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Pinseque

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Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Zaragoza
Municipality Pinseque
Area
 • Total 16.12 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,625
 • Density 224.88/km2 (582.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.pinseque.es/

Pinseque is a municipality located in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2014 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 3,625 inhabitants, with a population density of 224.88 people per km² (582.4 per square mile).

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Politics[edit]

Election results[edit]

Party 2003 2007 2011 2015
PP 5 4 6 4
Podemos - - - 0
PSOE 1 4 3 5
Ciudadanos - - - 1
CHA 1 1 1 0
UPyD 0 0 1 1
PAR 2 2 - 0

There are only 11 councilors in the Pinseque's town hall.

History[edit]

Town name[edit]

The town name of Pinseque comes from pin (pine) and sec (dry), probably because there were a pine forest here before its population. In Aragonese language, it is called Puysec - from puig (hill) and sec (dry). As the word dry is included in both Aragonese and Spanish language names, maybe the current town's area was considered very dry for crops or plant growing. When the Visigoths came to Spain, the village was called Pinsech.