Chía, Aragon

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Chía
Municipality
Location of Chía in Spain
Chía
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°31′15″N 0°27′57″E / 42.52083°N 0.46583°E / 42.52083; 0.46583Coordinates: 42°31′15″N 0°27′57″E / 42.52083°N 0.46583°E / 42.52083; 0.46583
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Huesca
Comarca Ribagorza
Government
 • Mayor Enrique Barrau Pallaruelo (PP de Aragón)
Area
 • Total 25.95 km2 (10.02 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 1,195 m (3,921 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 97
 • Density 3.738/km2 (9.68/sq mi)
Demonym Chianos/chienses
Postal code 22465

Chía is a small town in the eastern Pyrenees, in Aragon, Spain; it is a municipality in the Huesca province.[3]

People in this region speak patués, a dialect of the eastern Aragonese language.

Geography[change | change source]

Frontal part of the altar of the San Martín de Chía church, from the 13th century. Now in the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, Barcelona.

Chía is in the Benasque Valley, on the foot of the Sierra de Chía, a short mountain range in the Pyrenees.[3] It is about 114 km (70.8 mi) from Huesca, the capital city of the Huesca province.

The mean yearly temperature is 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) and the mean yearly rainfall is 1,200 mm (47.2 in).[3]

Buildings[change | change source]

Local holiday[change | change source]

  • 8 September - Spanish: Virgen de la Encontrada.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Zonas altimétricas por rangos en Aragón y España, y altitud de los municipios de Aragón" (in Spanish). Gobierno de Aragón. http://www.aragon.es/DepartamentosOrganismosPublicos/Organismos/InstitutoAragonesEstadistica/AreasTematicas/Territorio/ci.01_Datos_Geograficos.detalleDepartamento?channelSelected=0. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. "Censos de Población y Viviendas 2011" (in Spanish). INE - Instituto Nacional de Estadística. http://www.ine.es/censos2011_datos/cen11_datos_inicio.htm. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Chía" (in Spanish). GEA - Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa. El Periódico de Aragón. http://www.enciclopedia-aragonesa.com/voz.asp?voz_id=3697&tipo_busqueda=1&nombre=Ch%EDa&categoria_id=&subcategoria_id=&conImagenes=. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. "Chía: Ermita de San Martín" (in Spanish). Rutas Románicas por el altoaragon. Románico Aragonés. http://www.romanicoaragones.com/2-Ribagorza/990344-ChiaSMartin.htm. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  5. "Chía - Ribagorza (La)" (in Spanish). Turismo Huesca. CAI Aragon Turismo. http://www.caiaragon.com/es/municipios/index.asp?idloc=77&tipo=0. Retrieved 27 July 2013.