Los Monegros is a comarca in Aragon, Spain. It is located within the provinces of Huesca; the area is prone to chronic droughts, much of the area is a natural region made up of badlands. Los Monegros borders seven comarcas: Hoya de Huesca to the North; the Sierra de Alcubierre mountain chain crosses the comarca from Northwest to Southeast. Its maximum elevation is 822 meters, at the mountain called Oscuro; the climate is semiarid, with high temperatures in the autumn. The area has numerous saltwater and freshwater lakes, including the Lake of Sariñena and the Lake of la Playa; the area's cultural heritage includes several historical monasteries, including the Monasterio de Santa María de Sigena and the Charterhouse of Las Fuentes. In December 2007, the local government announced that the comarca had been chosen for the site of the Gran Scala, a huge European project to build a "destination city of leisure for all ages." Designed to include numerous theme parks and casinos, the area would become one of the primary entertainment centers of Europe.
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Aranda is a comarca in Aragon, Spain. Its capital is Illueca; the Aranda and the Isuela River flow through this sparsely populated comarca located in a mountainous area of the Iberian System. Aranda de Moncayo Brea de Aragón Calcena Gotor Illueca Jarque Mesones de Isuela Oseja Pomer Purujosa Sestrica Tierga Trasobares Comarca del Aranda official site
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Cinco Villas, Aragon
Cinco Villas, in Aragonese: Zinco Billas, is a comarca in Aragon, Spain. This comarca is named after the five historical towns of Tauste, Ejea de los Caballeros, Sádaba and Sos del Rey Católico; the former capital of the area was Sos del Rey Católico. Cinco Villas borders with Navarre in the west and surrounds its exclave of Petilla de Aragón. Ardisa, Asín, Bagüés, Biota, Castejón de Valdejasa, Ejea de los Caballeros, Erla, El Frago, Layana, Lobera de Onsella, Longás, Luna, Navardún, Orés, Las Pedrosas, Los Pintanos, Puendeluna, Sádaba, Sierra de Luna, Sos del Rey Católico, Uncastillo, Undués de Lerda, Urriés and Valpalmas. Castejón Mountains Comarcas of Aragon Cinco Villas official site Castles in Cinco Villas. Comarcas de Aragón, Cinco Villas
Oliete is a municipality located in the province of Teruel, Spain. According to the 2017 census, the municipality has a population of 357 inhabitants; the municipality has lots of attractions. These can be divided into: Within the village: The Church of Ntra. Sra. De la Asunción: which highlights its Mudejar belfry. Donjuana house: This is a stately Renaissance building located on the church square. Hermitage of San Bartolomé: Located in the square of the same name, is the only chapel located within the town, that honors its patron saint, San Bartolomé; the Arch of the Holy Martyrs: Located at the start of the Mayor street. The Arch of Santa Barbara: Located at the end of the homonymous street; the Arch of Pilar: Located at the end of the Baja street. These three arches dating from the Middle Ages and were the three fortified entrances of the town. Within the municipality: Reservoirs: Cueva Foradada Swamp: This reservoir collects water from the River Martin, his dam, built between 1903 and 1927, has a capacity of 22 hm3.
On the banks of the swamp you can be found abundant wildlife like vultures and mountain goats. Congosto Swamp: Collect the waters of the River Escuriza, it was built in the late nineteenth century. Hermitages: Hermitage of the Virgin of the Cantal: The shrine was built around the year 1660, in honor of a statue of the Virgin holding the infant Jesus in her arms, which appeared in the place hidden in a hole under a cantal —in Aragonese, Roca— that protected it, what its name. Calvary Hermitage: Construction of a single nave, dates from 1680. Hermitage of San Pedro de los Griegos. Prehistoric heritage: El Frontón de la Tía Chula: This is a small set of schematic paintings, dated between times'Copper Age' and'Medium Bronze'. Furthermore, on the rock in which these paintings are located, there is a hole through which passes sunlight in spring and fall equinoxes, constituting the world's oldest sun sanctuary, about 4500 years old. Iberian villages: El Palomar: The settlement, rectangular, is an exceptional and illustrative set of life forms of the Iberian populations in this region during the period between the centuries III BC. and I BC..
El Cabezo de San Pedro de los Griegos: Noted for its two original towers, which are considered the oldest in Aragon. Natural heritage: Sima de San Pedro de los Griegos: This cave, about 100 meters in diameter and 108 meters deep, is a unique chasm in Europe, both for its huge dimensions and biodiversity which houses background, with a lake 25 meters deep. Huerta: While years ago was characterized by its large size and productivity, is in recession and some neglect, promoted by the defendant suffered rural exodus during the second half of 20th century. Olivar: The municipality is abundant and variety Empeltre. Curiously, the village owes its name to this crop. 70% of the olive grove is abandoned. Oliete is part of the Designation of Origin Oil Aragon; the Apadrinaunolivo.org project tries to recover the 100,000 abandoned olive trees. Chopera':' Plantedthe middle of the twentieth century, it occupies about a quarter of the garden of the town. Emilio Galve, basketball player. Alejandro Cañada, painter.
Marcos Peña Royo, governor of Teruel. Consejo General de Procuradores de España Go back up↑ Gobierno de Aragón. «Zonas altimétricas por rangos en Aragón y España, y altitud de los municipios de Aragón.». Datos geográficos. Archivado desde el original el 4 de diciembre de 2011. Consultado el 15 de agosto de 2012. Go back up↑ Alcaldes de Aragón de las elecciones de 2011 Go back up↑ Gobierno de Aragón. «Archivo Electoral de Aragón». Consultado el 30 de septiembre de 2012. Go back up↑ http://www.ine.es/intercensal/intercensal.do.
Campo de Borja
Campo de Borja is a comarca in Aragon, Spain. It is located in the province of Zaragoza, in a transition area between the Iberian System of mountain ranges and the Ebro Valley, its capital is Borja. It is a wine-producing comarca, both red and white. Official website
Alto Gállego is a comarca located in the north of the autonomous community of Aragón, Spain. It occupies the entirety of the upper basin of the Río Gállego; the comarca was a part of the area known as Jacetania, the original nucleus of the old county of Aragón. The historical territories integrated into that area were the Tena Valley, the lands surrounding Biescas, the Serrablo. Today, Alto Gállego borders with the comarca of Jacetania to the West, the Sobrarbe to the East, the Hoya de Huesca, France to the North. Official Website Friends of Serrablo Official map Comarcas of Aragón, Alto Gállego