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Comarca (Spain)

Comarca
Category Comarca
Location Spain
Found in Province
Government Comarcal council
Subdivisions Municipality

In Spain traditionally and historically, some autonomous communities are also divided into comarcas (Spanish: [koˈmarkas], sing. comarca).[note 1] Some comarcas (e.g. comarques of Catalonia) have a clearly defined status, are regulated by law and even their comarcal councils have some power.

In some other cases (e.g. La Carballeda) their legal status is not very formal for they correspond to natural areas, like valleys, river basins and mountainous areas, or even to historical regions overlapping different provinces and ancient kingdoms (e.g. Ilercavonia). In such comarcas or natural regions municipalities have resorted to organizing themselves in mancomunidad (commonwealth), like the Taula del Sénia, the only legal formula that has allowed those comarcas to manage their public municipal resources meaningfully.

There is even a comarca, the Cerdanya that is divided between two states, the southwestern half being counted as a comarca of Spain, while the northeastern half is part of France.

In English, a comarca is equivalent to a district, county, area or zone.

Contents

List of comarcas of Spain by autonomous communities

Comarcas of Andalusia


Comarcas of the province of Almería

Comarcas of the province of Cádiz

Comarcas of the province of Córdoba

Comarcas of the province of Granada

  • Granadin Alpujarra
  • Comarca de Alhama
  • Comarca de Baza
  • Comarca de Guadix
  • Comarca de Huéscar
  • Comarca de Loja
  • Granadin Coast
  • Los Montes
  • Lecrin Valley
  • Vega de Granada

Comarcas of the province of Huelva

Comarcas of the province of Jaén

  • Alto Guadalquivir - Cazorla
  • La Campiña
  • El Condado
  • Área Metropolitana de Jaén
  • La Loma
  • Las Villas (Jaén)
  • Norte
  • Sierra Mágina
  • Sierra de Segura
  • Sierra Sur de Jaén

Comarcas of the province of Málaga

Comarcas of the province of Sevilla

  • Aljarafe
  • Campiña
  • Estepa
  • Marisma
  • Sierra Norte
  • Sierra Sur
  • La Vega

Comarcas of Aragon

Main article: Comarcas of Aragon

Comarcas of the province of Huesca/Uesca

Comarcas of the province of Teruel

Comarcas of the province of Zaragoza

Comarcas of Asturias

Main article: Comarcas of Asturias
  • Avilés
  • Caudal
  • Eo-Navia
  • Gijón / Xixón
  • Nalón
  • Narcea
  • Oriente
  • Oviedo / Uviéu

Comarques of the Balearic Islands

Mallorca

Menorca

  • Menorca

Pitiüses

Comarcas of Basque Country

Comarcas of the province of Álava-Araba

  • Cuadrilla de Añana
  • Cuadrilla de Ayala
  • Cuadrilla de Salvatierra
  • Cuadrilla de Vitoria
  • Cuadrilla de Zuia
  • Montaña Alavesa
  • Rioja Alavesa

Comarcas of the province of Biscay

Comarcas of the province of Gipuzkoa

Comarcas of Canary Islands

Comarcas of the province of Las Palmas

Comarcas of the province of Tenerife

Comarcas of Cantabria

Comarques of Catalonia

Comarques of the province of Barcelona

Comarques of the province of Girona

Comarques of the province of Lleida

Comarques of the province of Tarragona

Comarcas of Castile–La Mancha

Comarcas of the province of Albacete

  • Llanos de Albacete
  • Campos de Hellín
  • La Mancha del Júcar-Centro
  • La Manchuela
  • Monte Ibérico–Corredor de Almansa
  • Sierra de Alcaraz y Campo de Montiel
  • Sierra del Segura

Comarcas of the province of Ciudad Real

Comarcas of the province of Cuenca

  • Alcarria conquense.
  • La Mancha de Cuenca.
  • Manchuela conquense.
  • Serranía Alta.
  • Serranía Baja.
  • Serranía Media-Campichuelo.

Comarcas of the province of Guadalajara

Comarcas of the province of Toledo

Comarcas of Castile and León

Comarcas of the province of Ávila

  • La Moraña
  • Comarca de Ávila (Valle de Amblés y Sierra de Ávila)
  • Comarca de El Barco de Ávila - Piedrahíta (Alto Tormes y Valle del Corneja)
  • Comarca de Burgohondo - El Tiemblo - Cebreros (Valle del Alberche y Tierra de Pinares)
  • Comarca de Arenas de San Pedro

Comarcas of the province of Burgos

Comarcas of the province of León

Comarcas of the province of Palencia

Comarcas of the province of Salamanca

  • Sierra de Francia Comarca

Comarcas of the province of Segovia

An official classification establishes three comarcas:

or sometimes four:

  • Tierra de Pinares (shares with the province of Valladolid).
  • Segovia.
  • Sepúlveda.
  • Tierra de Ayllón.

However, historic approaches (before the national classification into provinces) establish six comarcas:

  • Tierra de Pinares.
  • Tierra de Ayllón.
  • Tierras de Cantalejo y Santa María la Real de Nieva.
  • Páramos del Duratón.
  • Tierra de Segovia.
  • Tierra de Sepúlveda.

Comarcas of the province of Soria

Comarcas of the province of Valladolid

  • Tierra de Campos
  • Montes Torozos
  • Páramos del Esgueva
  • Tierra de Pinares
  • Campo de Peñafiel
  • Campiña del Pisuerga
  • Tierras de Medina

Comarcas of the province of Zamora

Comarcas of Extremadura

Comarcas of the province of Badajoz

Comarcas of the province of Cáceres

Comarcas of Galicia

Comarcas of the province of A Coruña

Comarcas of the province of Lugo

Comarcas of the province of Ourense

Comarcas of the province of Pontevedra

Comarcas of La Rioja

  • Rioja Alta
  • Rioja Baja
  • Tierra de Cameros
    • Camero Nuevo (from Iregua river to West)
    • Camero Viejo (from Leza river to East)

Comarcas of Madrid

  • Comarca de Alcalá or Tierra de Alcalá
  • Madrid
  • Corredor del Henares
  • Sierra Norte
  • Sierra Este
  • Sierra Noroeste
  • Sierra Oeste
  • Madrid Sur
  • Las Vegas del Tajo
  • Vega del Jarama

Comarcas of Murcia

Main article: Comarcas of Murcia


  • Altiplano
  • Alto Guadalentín
  • Bajo Guadalentín
  • Campo de Cartagena / Comarca de Cartagena
  • Huerta de Murcia
  • Región del Mar Menor
  • Región del Noroeste / Comarca del Noroeste
  • Región del Río Mula / Cuenca del Río Mula
  • Región Oriental
  • Valle de Ricote
  • Vega Alta / Comarca de la Vega Alta del Segura
  • Vega Media / Comarca de la Vega Media del Segura

Comarcas of Navarre

Main article: Comarcas of Navarre


Comarques of the Valencian Community


Comarques of the province of Alacant / Alicante

Comarques of the province of Castelló / Castellón

Comarques of the province of València / Valencia

See also

Notes

  1. Galician comarcas (IPA: [koˈmaɾkas]), sing. comarca.
  2. Basque eskualdean (IPA: [es̺kualdean], sing. eskualde.

External links

  • Spanish).


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