Location in Aragon
|Coordinates: 41°22′0″N 0°18′0″E / 41.36667°N 0.30000°ECoordinates: 41°22′0″N 0°18′0″E / 41.36667°N 0.30000°E|
|Comarca||Bajo Cinca/Baix Cinca|
|• Total||307.2 km2 (118.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||75 m (246 ft)|
|• Density||8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Mequinenza (Spanish: [mekiˈnenθa]) or Mequinensa (Catalan: [məkiˈnɛnsə], locally: [mekiˈnɛnsa]) is a town and municipality of the province of Zaragoza, in the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is located by the confluence of the rivers Segre and Ebro.
History and features
In 1412, during the Compromise of Caspe, Antonio de Luna and supporters of James of Urgell created in Mequinenza his own parliament of Aragón (the parliament of Alcañiz supported to Ferdinand of Antequera), but they weren't recognized by the parliament of Tortosa.
Many fishing guides operate in this area using boats due to the large expanse of water created by the building of an artificial dam, the Mequinenza Reservoir.
This area is now very heavily fished as a result and it seems that many fishermen are travelling further down river to the less frequented places to catch almost equally large fish. This is only if you don't know the river exceptionally well though.
Mayor: Magdalena Godía Ibarz, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE)
- Magdalena Godía Ibarz
- José Antonio Casaiz Mecieces
- Esther López Destrieux (Indep.)
- Antonio Llop Montull
- Lourdes Ibarz Llop
- Juan Antonio Moncada Soler
- Jesús Llop Montull
United Left (IU)
- Jaime Delfín A. Borbón Oliver
- Aranzazu Godía Berenguer
- Manuel Molina Ibarz
Aragonese Party (PAR)
- Jorge Aguilar Blas
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