Petilla de Aragón

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Petilla de Aragón
Coat of arms of Petilla de Aragón
Coat of arms
Petilla de Aragón is located in Navarre
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón
Location in Spain
Petilla de Aragón is located in Aragon
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón (Aragon)
Petilla de Aragón is located in Spain
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón
Petilla de Aragón (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°27′41″N 1°5′34″W / 42.46139°N 1.09278°W / 42.46139; -1.09278Coordinates: 42°27′41″N 1°5′34″W / 42.46139°N 1.09278°W / 42.46139; -1.09278
Country Spain
Autonomous community Navarre
ProvinceNavarre
ComarcaComarca de Sangüesa
Judicial districtAoiz
Government
 • MayorJorge Sedano (2007) (Paulino Rived Murillo)
Area
 • Total28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation
843 m (2,766 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total31
 • Density1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Petillés
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50686

Petilla de Aragón is a town and municipality of the autonomous community of Navarra, northern Spain. The municipality itself is formed by two enclaves (Petilla de Aragón itself and Los Bastanes) that are entirely surrounded by the neighboring autonomous community of Aragón.

In the 15th century, Petilla was the site of a battle between the Basque and Aragonese armies in which the fictional troubadour Manrico and the Conte di Luna, of Verdi's Il trovatore, fought on opposite sides, not knowing they were brothers; this is recounted by the gipsy Azucena in her famous aria Stride la vampa![citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

  • Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was born here; Petilla terminology, a neurological nomenclature, is named after the town.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ascoli GA, Alonso-Nanclares L, Anderson SA, et al. (July 2008). "Petilla terminology: nomenclature of features of GABAergic interneurons of the cerebral cortex". Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 9 (7): 557–68. doi:10.1038/nrn2402. PMC 2868386. PMID 18568015.

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