Bielsa is a municipality located in the province of Huesca, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 463 inhabitants.

Bielsa
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Bielsa is located in Spain
Bielsa
Bielsa
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°38′0″N 0°13′0″E / 42.63333°N 0.21667°E / 42.63333; 0.21667Coordinates: 42°38′0″N 0°13′0″E / 42.63333°N 0.21667°E / 42.63333; 0.21667
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAragón
ProvinceHuesca
ComarcaSobrarbe
Government
 • AlcaldeAntonio Escalona Estévez (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total202.41 km2 (78.15 sq mi)
Elevation
1,053 m (3,455 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total476
 • Density2.4/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Belsetán
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
22350

The Bielsa tunnel under the Pyrenean mountains connects Bielsa and Aragnouet in France. It was first opened in 1970. In 2002, the French government unilaterally decided to close the tunnel to heavy-goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, a decision which caused serious concern in Aragon.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Debates – Thursday, 14 March 2002 – annex". European Parliament. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2009-06-16.

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