Mas de las Matas
Mas de las Matas is a municipality in the province of Teruel, Spain. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 1,446 inhabitants. Mas de las Matas is located 5 km to the west of Aguaviva in picturesque surroundings. Bajo Aragón, comarca Lower Aragon, traditional region Web de Lo Mas de las Matas
Ribagorza or Ribagorça is a comarca in Aragon, situated in the north-east of the province of Huesca. It borders the French département of the Haute-Garonne to Catalonia to the east. Within Aragon its neighboring counties are Sobrarbe, Somontano de Barbastro, La Litera, it corresponds to the Aragonese part of the medieval County of Ribagorza. The administrative capital of Ribagorza is Graus, although the historical capital of the county was at Benabarre; the Ribagorçan dialect is a transitional Aragonese–Catalan dialect spoken in the western part of the county. Municipalities in the eastern part, bordering Catalonia, are part of La Franja, a geolinguistic area, where the local language is a variety of Catalan; however and Catalan form a dialect continuum here and the geographical limit of both languages cannot be drawn in a clear-cut manner. The Catalan version of the names of the towns are in brackets. Arén Benabarre Benasque Beranuy Bisaurri Bonansa Campo Capella Castejón de Sos Castigaleu Chía Estopiñán del Castillo Foradada del Toscar Graus Isábena Lascuarre Laspaúles Monesma y Cajigar Montanuy Perarrúa La Puebla de Castro Puente de Montañana Sahún Santaliestra y San Quílez Secastilla Seira Sesué Sopeira Tolva Torre la Ribera Valle de Bardají Valle de Lierp Viacamp y Litera Villanova Ribagorza, Comarca's site
Seno is a municipality located in the Bajo Aragon area, close to Maestrazgo in province of Teruel, Spain, at an altitude of 792 m. According to the 2007 census the municipality has a population of 45 inhabitants. Seno has an interesting Church dedicated to St. Helen, a fountain with an ermitage devoted to St Valero, where tradition says this bishop passed by when he was thirsty and created this source of water by praying to God and hitting the ground with his staff; the houses in this locality are crowded around the church of Santa Elena, building of masonry of century XVIII and slender tower Mudejar, constructed by popular subscription. The paintings on the main altar, with the 8 women of the Old Testament and Saint Helena, as well as the dome of the Holy Spirit, damaged during the Spanish Civil War, are noteworthy inside. In the same square of the Church is the town hall, building completed in 1785, with a ratchet in the bottom where the ball-hand sport is practiced. At a distance from the town, there is the hermitage of San Valero, patron of the town, raised in the 18th century, next to the spring of the same name, attributed certain curative properties, which springs from the ground to the same temperature throughout the year.
The tradition that this bishop of Zaragoza of the s. IV passed the way of his exile by this valley, when not finding water, it struck with his staff in this point, creating the source to which it gives name to him. There are in this town several important water springs which supplies the region, which make possible the existence of crops and a rich orchard. In the surrounding mountains there is an abundant colony of birds of prey, another of Hispanic goats. At some distance from the village and to the north, about 300 meters, is the neighborhood of Paris, now uninhabited; the origins of Seno are remote. The first remains found in the vicinity of the town come from the Neolithic, the Bronze Age or the Iron Age. In its municipal term there are Iberian remains or of Muslim and Templar fortifications; the first time that the existence of the locality is documented is in the letter of population of Camarón. During the 12th and 13th centuries it appears in different documents Templar and sanjuanistas like "castellar".
Therefore, it is likely that the first construction located where today is the Villa de Seno was a defense tower Templar, as several existing in the area. Templar signs are present throughout the area, with their symbols, fortifications, crosses, etc. Not to forget, in addition, the nearby fortress of Castellote, site of the Templar encomienda of the area, land ceded to the order of the Temple by King Alfonso II in 1196. In the S. After several clashes with the nearby town of Castellote, King of Spain Charles II signed a privilege of segregation, although this separation did not take effect until July 23, 1789, when Charles IV definitively separated Castellote giving it the character of "Villa"to the town of Seno; the parish church, dedicated to Saint Helena, is a magnificent baroque work carried out under the direction of the master of works Juan España, between 1763 and 1771, on the site of the old Church of the Holy Cross. As the inscription on its cover reads, "Charitas me fecit", built by popular subscription.
They are remarkable the spectacular paintings of the Presbytery, the bell, of century XVIII unique in Lower Aragon. During the Spanish civil war, Seno was not bombed, unlike the majority of populations of the zone, reason why its population did not suffer directly the rigors of the war; the Church was converted into a store of the collectivity by the antifascist committee and much of its contents burned, saving, as has been said, the main bell of the tower. In 1938 a republican redoubt was established in the "cabezo" on the town to more than 1,000 msnm of altitude, in which numerous trenches and fortifications were constructed. On March 25 of this year, in the context of the third phase of the Battle of Aragon in which Franco divided Republican Spain into two with his troops reaching Vinaròs, the 83 division commanded by General Martín Alonso occupied the town of Seno, definitively expelling to the government troops of his redoubt in the mountain. On February 1, 2009, Seno received the visit of the Bishop of the Diocese of Teruel and Albarracín, for the blessing of the restored Parish Church of Santa Elena, carried out thanks to the donations of the faithful of Seno, the General Council Of Aragon and the Town Hall of the Villa de Seno.
In 2016 opened the new bar "El Horno", receiving for this the visit of politicians and media. That same year the night illumination of the tower of the Church was inaugurated; the patron saint festivities are celebrated in honor of St. Valero, patron of Seno, the last weekend of January, in honor of St. Helena, to whom the parish church is dedicated, San Roque, 14th, August 15th and 16th. During the year, the "Senerico Sports Club" organizes two events in which the whole town participates: The BTT Senerica, a classic on the calendar, with two routes, both hard and demanding. At the end of July; the hiker route, in early October, with two routes which ends with a meal of brotherhood. In a century, it has lost 90% of its population, according to the INE; the evolution of the population can be seen in the following table, which shows th
Aragon is an autonomous community in Spain, coextensive with the medieval Kingdom of Aragon. Located in northeastern Spain, the Aragonese autonomous community comprises three provinces: Huesca and Teruel, its capital is Zaragoza. The current Statute of Autonomy declares Aragon a historic nationality of Spain. Covering an area of 47720 km2, the region's terrain ranges diversely from permanent glaciers to verdant valleys, rich pasture lands and orchards, through to the arid steppe plains of the central lowlands. Aragon is home to many rivers—most notably, the river Ebro, Spain's largest river in volume, which runs west-east across the entire region through the province of Zaragoza, it is home to the highest mountains of the Pyrenees. As of January 2016, the population of Aragon was 1308563, with over half of it living in its capital city, Zaragoza. During the same year, the economy of Aragon generates a GDP of €34687 million, which represents 3.1% of Spain's national GDP, is 6th in per capita production behind Madrid, Basque Country, Catalonia and La Rioja.
In addition to its three provinces, Aragon is subdivided into counties. All comarcas of Aragon have a rich geopolitical and cultural history from its pre-Roman and Roman days, four centuries of Islamic period as Marca Superior of Al-Andalus or kingdom of Saraqusta, as lands that once belonged to the Frankish Marca Hispanica, counties that formed the Kingdom of Aragon and the Crown of Aragon; the current coat of arms of Aragon is composed of the four barracks and is attested for the first time in 1499, consolidating since the Early Modern Ages to take root decisively in the 19th century and be approved, according to precept, by the Real Academia de la Historia in 1921. The first quartering appears at the end of the 15th century and commemorates, according to traditional interpretation, the legendary kingdom of Sobrarbe; this emblem of gules and gold was used in seals, banners and standards indistinctly, not being but a familiar emblem that denoted the authority as King of Aragon until, with the birth of Modern State, began to be a territorial symbol.
The current flag was approved in 1984, with the provisions of Article 3 of the Statute of Autonomy of Aragon, the flag is the traditional of the four horizontal red bars on a yellow background with the coat of arms of Aragon shifted towards the flagpole. The bars of Aragon, common historic element of the current four autonomous communities that once were integrated into the Crown of Aragon, present in the third quartering of the coat of arms of Spain; the anthem of Aragon was regulated in 1989 with music by the Aragonese composer Antón García Abril that combines the old Aragonese musical tradition with popular musical elements within a modern conception. The lyrics were elaborated by the Aragonese poets Ildefonso Manuel Gil, Ángel Guinda, Rosendo Tello and Manuel Vilas and highlights within its poetic framework, values such as freedom, reason, open land... that represent the expression of Aragon as a people. The Day of Aragon is celebrated on April 23 and commemorates Saint George, patron of the Kingdom of Aragon since the 15th century.
It appears in Article 3 of the Statute of Autonomy of Aragon since 1984. Institutional acts such as the delivery of the Aragon Awards by the Government of Aragon or the composition of a flag of Aragon of flowers, with the collaboration of citizens, in the Plaza de Aragón square of Zaragoza; the area of Aragon is 47720 km2 of which 15636 km2 belong to the province of Huesca, 17275 km2 to the province of Zaragoza and 14810 km2 to the province of Teruel. The total represents a 9.43% of the surface of Spain, being thus the fourth autonomous community in size behind Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha. It is located in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, at a latitude between 39º and 43º'N in the temperate zone of the Earth, its boundaries and borders are in the north with France, the regions of, in the west with the autonomous communities of Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León, La Rioja and Navarre and in the east with the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Valencian Community. The orography of the community has as central axis the Ebro valley which tr
Torrecilla de Alcañiz
Torrecilla de Alcañiz is a municipality located in the province of Teruel, Spain. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 462 inhabitants
La Jacetania is a comarca in northern Aragon, Spain. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Zaragoza provinces; the administrative capital is Jaca, with 13,374 inhabitants the largest town of the comarca. The area is famous for its ski resorts. Jacetania borders with Navarre in the west. Most of its territory is mountainous, with the ranges of the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees covering most of its area; the name of the comarca originates in the ancient Iberian tribe of the Iacetani. This comarca was the birthplace of the historic County of Aragon; the traditional names of the towns, when different from the official name, are in brackets. Aísa Candanchú Esposa Sinués Ansó Aragüés del Puerto Artieda Ascara Bailo Borau Canal de Berdún Canfranc Canfranc Estación Castiello de Jaca Aratorés Fago Jaca Jasa Mianos Puente la Reina de Jaca Salvatierra de Esca Santa Cilia Santa Cruz de la Serós Sigüés Valle de Hecho Villanúa County of Aragon Pyrenees Official Map Comarcas de Aragón, La jacetania
Matarraña or Matarranya is a comarca in eastern Aragon, bordering the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Catalonia and Valencia. It is located in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area, its capital is Valderrobres, it borders the Aragonese comarques of Bajo Aragón-Caspe/Baix Aragó-Casp, Bajo Aragón, the Catalan comarques of Terra Alta, Baix Ebre, Montsià, the Valencian comarques of Baix Maestrat and Ports. This comarca is named after the Matarranya River flowing through it, it belongs to the Catalan-speaking strip in eastern Aragon known as La Franja. The historical Matarranya comarca was a natural region that encompassed the whole Matarranya river basin; the historical comarca was split for administrative purposes when provincial boundaries were traced following the territorial division of Spain in 1833. After the new divisions were created, the northern section, the Lower Matarranya, became part of the Zaragoza Province while the southern part remained in Teruel Province; this former northern territory, that included the municipalities of Fayón, Maella and Fabara, is now the eastern end of the Bajo Aragón-Caspe/Baix Aragó-Casp comarca.
Some of the western municipalities that remained in Teruel Province, Belmonte de San José, La Cañada de Verich, La Cerollera, La Codoñera, La Ginebrosa and Torrevelilla were segregated from Matarranya and included in the Bajo Aragón comarca. The Catalan version of the names of the towns are in brackets. Arens de Lledó Beceite Calaceite Cretas Fórnoles La Fresneda Fuentespalda Lledó Mazaleón Monroyo Peñarroya de Tastavins La Portellada Ráfales Torre de Arcas Torre del Compte Valdeltormo Valderrobres Valjunquera Ilercavonia Roman Catholic Diocese of Tortosa Ports de Tortosa-Beseit Lower Aragon Official Comarca of Matarraña/Matarranya website Matarranya Aragon Guide El Matarranya Matarranya Cultural Association Landscaping Project