Ribagorza (comarca)

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Huesca
Capital city Graus
  Total 2,459.8 km2 (949.7 sq mi)
  Total 12,811
  Density 5.2/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym(s) ribagorzano, -a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ribagorza (Spanish: [riβaˈɣoɾθa]) or Ribagorça (Catalan: [riβəˈɣorsə]; French: Ribagorce) is a comarca (county) in Aragon, Spain, situated in the north-east of the province of Huesca. It borders the French département of the Haute-Garonne to the north and Catalonia (the comarques of Val d'Aran, Alta Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, and Noguera) to the east. Within Aragon its neighboring counties are Sobrarbe, Somontano de Barbastro, and La Litera. It roughly corresponds to the Aragonese part of the medieval County of Ribagorza. The administrative capital of Ribagorza is Graus, although the historical capital of the county was at Benabarre.

The Ribagorçan dialect is a transitional AragoneseCatalan dialect spoken in the western part of the county. Municipalities in the eastern part, bordering Catalonia, are part of La Franja, a geolinguistic area, where the local language is a variety of Catalan. However, Aragonese and Catalan form a dialect continuum here and the geographical limit of both languages cannot be drawn in a clear-cut manner.[1]


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


Coordinates: 42°27′N 00°32′E / 42.450°N 0.533°E / 42.450; 0.533

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