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|Autonomous Community :||Aragon|
|Coordinates||42 ° 40 ′ N , 0 ° 32 ′ W|
|Height :||953 msnm|
|Area :||58.2 km²|
|Residents :||432 (Jan. 1, 2019)|
|Population density :||7.42 inhabitants / km²|
|Postal code :||22870|
|Municipality number ( INE ):||22250|
|Location of the municipality|
Villanúa is a place on the Camino de Santiago in the province of Huesca in the Autonomous Region of Aragón . It is located in northeastern Spain in a Pyrenean valley between Jaca and the Somport Pass at the foot of the Collarada . Villanúa is the capital of the municipality of the same name ( Municipio ).
Area and population
The community area is 58.2 km². After a very sharp decline, the population has increased again in recent years and amounted to 475 inhabitants in 2014.
Rich archaeological finds in the vicinity of the village suggest a very early settlement, but the place can only be proven in documents for the 10th century (as Villanoua or Villanova ). Presumably there was a resettlement at this time, which also explains the name ( something like Neuweiler ).
From the Aragón Bridge up the valley there is a piece of the Roman road that led to the Somport Pyrenees crossing and is now used by pilgrims to St. James .
On the east bank of the river is the Church of San Esteban with a valuable Romanesque sculpture of the Virgin Mary and a polychrome statue of St. James as a pilgrim.
Further in the direction of Jaca, the church of San Vicente lies off the road in the deserted town of Aruex . It was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style and restored in the late 1990s.
- Míllan Bravo Lozano: Practical pilgrim guide. The Camino de Santiago. Editorial Everest, Léon 1994, ISBN 84-241-3835-X .
- ↑ Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
← Previous location: Canfranc 4.5 km | Villanúa | Next town: Castiello de Jaca 8.5 km →
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