La Jacetania

La Jacetania
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Huesca & Zaragoza
Capital Jaca
  Total 1,857.9 km2 (717.3 sq mi)
  Total 18,664
  Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Jaca
Penya Uruel or Peña Oroel above the mist
Esposa seen from Sinués.

La Jacetania (Aragonese: A Chacetania; French: Jacétanie) is a comarca in northern Aragon, Spain. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Huesca and Zaragoza provinces. The administrative capital is Jaca, with 13,374 inhabitants the largest town of the comarca. The area is famous for its ski resorts.

Jacetania borders with France in the north and with Navarre in the west. Most of its territory is mountainous, with the ranges of the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees covering most of its area. The name of the comarca originates in the ancient Iberian tribe of the Iacetani (Latin: Iaccetani). The Aragonese language is spoken in this comarca, in particular, its variety, Jaca Aragonese.

This comarca was the birthplace of the historic County of Aragon.

Municipal terms

The traditional names of the towns, when different from the official name, are in brackets.

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    Coordinates: 41°00′N 0°45′W / 41.000°N 0.750°W / 41.000; -0.750

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