Valderrobres

Valderrobres (Spanish: [baldeˈroβɾes]) or Vall-de-roures (Catalan: [ˈbaʎ də ˈrowɾəs]) is a municipality and the major town of the comarca of Matarraña in the province of Teruel, Aragon (Spain). It is located in view of the landscape of the northwestern foothills of the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit, by the Matarranya River, a tributary to the right of the Ebro. Valderrobres is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

Valderrobres/Vall-de-roures

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Coordinates: 40°53′N 0°9′E
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceTeruel
MunicipalityValderrobres
Area
  Total124.04 km2 (47.89 sq mi)
Elevation
508 m (1,667 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total2,388
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The town has a Gothic church of Santa Maria, a Gothic castle[2] and a Renaissance townhall building. The soprano Elvira de Hidalgo was born in Valderrobres in 1891.

This town and the surrounding comarca are considered by Catalans a part of La Franja and the local dialect is a western variant of Catalan close to Valencian. The name of the town means "Valley of the Oaks", referred to the presence of Portuguese oak (roure or robre in local Catalan). However, the main trees in the forests of this town are the Aleppo pine and the black pine, followed by the Evergreen oak,[2].

See also

References

  1. "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. (in Spanish) Carmelo López Esteruelas, Manuel Siurana Roglan: Valderrobres paso a paso. Ayuntamiento de Valderrobres, 2005. ISBN 84-606-3763-8.


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