Alto Gállego

Alto Gállego (Aragonese: Alto Galligo) is a comarca located in the north of the autonomous community of Aragón, Spain. It occupies practically the entirety of the upper basin of the Río Gállego.

Alto Gállego
Localización de Alto Gállego (Aragón).svg
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceHuesca
CapitalSabiñánigo
Municipalities
Area
 • Total1,359.8 km2 (525.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total13,955
 • Density10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Historically 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, and 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.

Territory and PopulationEdit

Municipality
Area
(km²)[1]
%
of total
Inhabitants
(2006)[2]
%
of total
Altitude
(meters)[1]
Biescas 189.1 13.9 1,513 11.2 860
Caldearenas 192.3 14.1 244 1.8 650
Hoz de Jaca 12.5 0.9 77 0.6 1,272
Panticosa 95.9 7.1 740 5.5 1,185
Sabiñánigo 586.8 43.2 9,264 68.8 780
Sallent de Gállego 162.1 11.9 1,384 10.3 1,305
Yebra de Basa 90.9 6.7 155 1.2 1,060
Yésero 30.2 2.2 80 0.6 1,132
Totals 1,359.8 100.0 13,457 100.0 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Figures from Instituto Aragonés de Estadística (IAEST). Complete Figures.
  2. ^ Figures from the National Institute of Statistics (Spain), from January 1, 2006. Complete Figures Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°38′N 0°09′W / 42.633°N 0.150°W / 42.633; -0.150