Senabria

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Location of the comarca in Zamora Province.
Sanabria lake, one of the very few natural lakes of the Iberian Peninsula
Another view of Sanabria lake
View of the Sanabria comarca with the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range in the background

Sanabria (A Seabra in the Galician language, Senabria in Leonese language) is a comarca located in the northwest of the province of Zamora, western Spain, it is bordering Portugal to the south, Orense to the west and León to the north. It belongs to the Autonomous Region of Castilla y León.

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The Sierra de la Cabrera Baja, forms a natural boundary with Leon Province in the north, Sierra Segundera with Galicia in the west, and Sierra de la Culebra and Sierra de la Gamoneda with the Bragança District of Portugal in the south and southwest. The comarcas of La Carballeda and Tierra del Pan are located to the east. The most famous place in the comarca is the Sanabria Lake Lago de Sanabria, the biggest glacial lake in the Iberian Peninsula, with a surface of 368 hectares which is now within the limits of the Sanabria Lake Natural Park. The lake was declared a Natural Park in 1978. The capital of the comarca is Puebla de Sanabria.

The Sanabria comarca is one of the few areas of Western Europe with a sizeable population of wild wolves, which live in the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range.

Municipalities[edit]

Sanabria is divided in 15 municipalities, which in turn include several districts or towns,of which some belong to the nearby region of La Carballeda. In the next table municipalities are listed, showing the area of each municipality in square kilometers, population according to the last INE census and the towns which are included on every municipality:

Municipality Area Population Towns
Asturianos 42,60 264 AsturianosCerezal de SanabriaEntrepeñasLagarejos de la CarballedaRioconejos y Villar de los Pisones
Cobreros 77,70 588 Avedillo de SanabriaBarrio de LombaCastro de SanabriaCobrerosLimianos de SanabriaQuintana de SanabriaRiego de LombaSan Martín del TerrosoSan Miguel de LombaSan Román de SanabriaSanta Colomba de SanabriaSotillo de Sanabria y Terroso
Galende 90,26 1141 CubeloGalendeIlanesMoncabrilPedrazalesEl PuenteRabanilloRibadelagoRibadelago NuevoSan Martín de Castañeda y Vigo
Hermisende 108,75 251 CastrelosCastromilHermisendeSan Ciprián y La Tejera
Lubián 94,39 326 AciberosChanosHedrosoLas HedradasLubián y Padornelo
Palacios de Sanabria 37,01 260 Otero de SanabriaPalacios de SanabriaRemesal y Vime de Sanabria
Pedralba de la Pradería 105,11 292 CalaborLobeznosPedralba de la PraderíaRihonor de Castilla y Santa Cruz de Abranes
Pías 43,91 138 BarjacobaPías y Villanueva de la Sierra
Porto de Sanabria 200,82 188 Porto de Sanabria
Puebla de Sanabria 81,39 1460 CastellanosPuebla de SanabriaRobledo y Ungilde
Requejo de Sanabria 46,10 149 Requejo de Sanabria
Robleda-Cervantes 32,47 448 Barrio de la Gafa, Barrio Lagarejos, CervantesFerrerosParamioRobledaSampilSan Juan de la CuestaTriufé y Valdespino
Rosinos de la Requejada 154,78 387 Anta de RioconejosCarbajalinosDoney de la RequejadaEscuredoGusandanosMonterrubioRionegritoRosinos de la RequejadaSantiago de la Requejada y Villarejo de la Sierra
San Justo 75,12 234 Barrio de RábanoCosoRábano de SanabriaRozasSan Ciprián y San Justo
Trefacio 25,48 186 CerdilloMuriasTrefacio y Villarino de Sanabria

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