Sabiñánigo

Sabiñánigo (Samianigo in Aragonese[2][3]) is a municipality located in the province of Huesca, Aragón, Spain, capital of the comarca of Alto Gállego. Formerly, the region was called Serrablo, the reason for the demonym "serrablese". Sabiñánigo is at an altitude of 780 meters and lies 52 km from Huesca.

Sabiñánigo (Spanish)

Samianigo (Aragonese)
View of Sabiñánigo from Mount Santa Orosia
View of Sabiñánigo from Mount Santa Orosia
Flag of Sabiñánigo (Spanish)
Flag
Coat of arms of Sabiñánigo (Spanish)
Coat of arms
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceHuesca
MunicipalitySabiñánigo
Area
 • Total586.82 km2 (226.57 sq mi)
Elevation
780 m (2,560 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total9,245
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.aytosabinanigo.net
Main Square, Town Hall and Church

It borders to the North on the municipalities of Biescas and Yebra de Basa; to the East on Fiscal and Boltaña; to the South on Las Peñas de Riglos; to the South-East on the Somontano de Barbastro and to the West on the municipalities of Caldearenas, Jaca and Villanúa.

Municipality villagesEdit

Nowadays, what is known as the municipality of Sabiñánigo contains the following villages:

Abellada, Abenilla, Acumuer, Aineto, Alavés, Allué, Arguisal, Arraso, Arruaba, Arto, Artosilla, Aspés, Asqués, Asún, Atós Alto, Atós Bajo, Aurín, Bara, Baranguá, Belarra, Bentué de Nocito, Bolás, Borrés, Campares, Cañardo, Cartirana, Castiello de Guarga, Castillo de Lerés, Ceresola, Fablo, Fenillosa, Gésera, Gillué, Grasa, Hostal de Ipiés, Ibirque, Ibort, Ipiés, Isín, Isún de Basa, Jabarrella, Laguarta, Lanave, Lárrede, Larrés, Lasaosa, Lasieso, Latas, Latrás, Layés, Molino de Escartín, Molino de Villobas, Ordovés, Orna de Gállego, Osán, Pardinilla, El Puente de Sabiñánigo, Rapún, Sabiñánigo Alto, San Esteban de Guarga, San Román de Basa, Sandiás, Santa María de Perula, Sardas, Sasal, Satué, Secorún, Senegüé, Solanilla, Sorripas, Used, Villacampa and Yéspola.

According to the 2004 census (INE), all of them together had a population of 977.

GeographyEdit

Sabiñánigo is located between the valleys of the Aurín and Gállego rivers in the north and between the valleys of Basa and Guarga in the south. It covers an area from the Interior Range to the Exterior Range of The Pyrenees.

It has a large variety of ecosystems and landscapes, rich traditional architecture and modern facilities. In the late 1970s the city celebrated the 2000th anniversary of its foundation by the Romans.

DemographyEdit

Demographic Evolution
1991 1996 2001 2003 2007 2008
9,056 8,759 8,578 8,797 9,673 10,112

Sports, Culture and TourismEdit

 
View of Mount Oturia from Sabiñánigo

Sabiñánigo has always been strongly linked to sport and, especially, to cycling. It is famous for holding "The Quebrantahuesos" one of the most important amateur cyclist races in the world. It is also a frequent start and finish point of the Vuelta a España.

Sabiñánigo is a great place to go skiing. It is 30 km from the Ski resort of Panticosa, 38 km from Formigal (the largest ski resort in Spain), 44 km from Candanchú, 47 km from Astún and 120 km from Cerler.

Some interesting places to visit are the Museo de Artes de Serrablo a museum that contains tools, clothes and all kinds of traditional objects of the region; and Pirenarium, a theme park with a great collection of models of the Pyrenees range and the most famous buildings of Aragón.

Twin CitiesEdit

 
Romanesque church of San Pedro de Larrede, in Larrede, Samianigo
Town State/Region Country
Billère Occitania   France
Petersberg Hesse   Germany
Breitungen Thuringia   Germany
Cisek Opole Voivodeship   Poland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Consello Asesor de l'Aragonés (October 16, 2005). "Report number 3: toponyms on the comarca of the Alto Galligo" (PDF). Huesca. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Toponyms: towns with local name in Aragonese in Great Aragonese Encyclopedia

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