Bajo Aragón

Bajo Aragón (Spanish: [ˈbaxo aɾaˈɣon]; Aragonese: Baxo Aragón; Catalan: Baix Aragó), or Lower Aragon, is an administrative comarca in eastern central Aragon, Spain. It was first established in 1999. It has a population of 29,358 (2007) and an area of 1.304,2 km2. The seat of the comarca is in Alcañiz. It is located in Teruel Province, in the transitional area between the Iberian System and the Ebro Valley.

Bajo Aragón
Baxo Aragón  (Aragonese)
Baix Aragó  (Catalan)
Lower Aragon
Location of Bajo Aragón in Aragón and location of the municipalities in Bajo Aragón.
Location of Bajo Aragón in Aragón and location of the municipalities in Bajo Aragón.
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAragón
ProvinceTeruel
CapitalAlcañiz
Municipalities
List
  • See text
Area
 • Total1,304.2 km2 (503.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2008 [1])
 • Total30,146
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Demonymbajoaragonés/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityAlcañiz
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipalities of Aguaviva, Belmonte de San José, La Cañada de Verich, La Cerollera, La Codoñera, La Ginebrosa and Torrevelilla belong to the Catalan-speaking strip in eastern Aragon known as La Franja.

Historical regionEdit

The name Bajo Aragón, Lower Aragon, was already used before 1999 for a much larger area, a historical region now sometimes called Bajo Aragón histórico in order to differentiate it from the present-day administrative comarca.

MunicipalitiesEdit

The Catalan version of the names of the towns are in brackets.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Datos demográficos".

Coordinates: 41°02′N 0°07′W / 41.033°N 0.117°W / 41.033; -0.117