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Ejea de los Caballeros

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Cinco Villas
Demonym(s)  ejeano (m), ejeana (f)
Population  16,870 (2014)
Village  Pinsoro
Team  SD Ejea
Autonomous community  Aragón
Elevation  318 m (1,043 ft)
Area  609.9 km²
Local time  Tuesday 8:56 PM
Province  Zaragoza
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Villages  Ejea de los Caballeros, Bardenas, El Bayo, El Sabinar, Farasdués, Pinsoro, Rivas, Santa Anastasia, Valareña
Weather  14°C, Wind W at 26 km/h, 68% Humidity

Fotografias de ejea de los caballeros enero 2015


Ejea de los Caballeros ([eˈxea de los kaβaˈʎeɾos]); Aragonese: Exeya d'os Caballers; (commonly known simply as Ejea) is a town and municipality in the province of Zaragoza, part of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is one of the five main towns in the Comarca de las Cinco Villas ("Shire of the Five Villages"). The five villages are Ejea de los Caballeros itself, Sos del Rey Católico, Uncastillo, Sádaba and Tauste.

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Map of 50600 Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza, Spain

They became part of the medieval Kingdom of Aragon in 1105 during the Spanish Reconquista, as Muslim rule in the region was falling back.

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Main sights

The town retains many medieval buildings, including:

  • the Romanesque church of Santa María de la Corona. It was renewed in 1649-1650.
  • church of San Salvador (Romanesque-Gothic transition style). It has a 16th-century portal with Romanesque sculptures
  • Church of our Lady the Virgin of the Olive (Nuestra Señora la Virgen de la Oliva), renovated in 1765 over a pre-existing medieval building
  • Villages

    The municipality of Ejea de los Caballeros comprises nine different centres of population:

  • Ejea de los Caballeros
  • Bardenas
  • El Bayo
  • El Sabinar
  • Farasdués
  • Pinsoro
  • Rivas
  • Santa Anastasia
  • Valareña
  • Rivas and Farasdués are two historic villages that have been dependencies of Ejea for decades. The other six centres were built in the nineteen fifties and sixties in order to settle inhabitants and farmers to grow irrigation crops because of the building of Yesa reservoir and Bardenas irrigation channel that brought water to this villages, among others (Sádaba, Tauste and others).

    Culture

    The main local fiesta honours the Virgin of the Olive, the local saint. In June, it is also celebrated the patron saint, Saint John the Baptist, in a medieval way. Another local festival commemorates The Vote Day (January 14), an event during the Black Plague, when the townsfolk voted for the bringing of the Virgin of the Olive across the town to worship her. The plague is purported to have ended that day in Ejea de los Caballeros.

    Notable people

  • Alberto Zapater, footballer
  • Twin towns

  • Marmande, France
  • Portogruaro, Italy
  • References

    Ejea de los Caballeros Wikipedia


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