Comarcas of Spain

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

In Spain traditionally and historically, some autonomous communities are also divided into comarcas (Spanish: [koˈmaɾkas], sing. comarca).[a][1]

Some comarcas (e.g. in Catalonia or in Aragon) 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.

List of comarcas of Spain by autonomous communities

Comarcas of Andalusia

Comarcas of Andalusia
Comarcas of Cádiz
Comarcas of Granada
Comarcas de Jaén
  • Alto Guadalquivir – Cazorla
  • La Campiña
  • El Condado
  • Área Metropolitana de Jaén
  • La Loma
  • Las Villas
  • Norte
  • Sierra Mágina
  • Sierra de Segura
  • Sierra Sur de Jaén

Comarcas of Aragon

Comarcas of Aragon

Comarcas of Asturias

Comarcas of Asturias

Comarques of the Balearic Islands

Eskualdeak / Comarcas of the Basque Country

Eskualdeak of Biscay

Comarcas of the Canary Islands

Comarcas of Cantabria

Comarcas of Cantabria.

Comarques of Catalonia[2]

Comarques of Catalonia

Comarcas of Castile–La Mancha

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

Comarcas of Castile and León

  • 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 Burgos.
Comarcas of León.
Comarcas of Salamanca.

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

Comarcas of Extremadura

Comarcas of Galicia

Comarcas in Galicia

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

Comarcas of Region of Murcia

Comarcas de Murcia
  • Altiplano
  • Alto Guadalentín
  • Bajo Guadalentín
  • Campo de Cartagena / Comarca de Cartagena
  • Huerta de Murcia
  • Región del Mar Menor / Comarca of 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

Eskualdeak / Comarcas of Navarre

Eskualdeak/Comarcas of Navarre

Comarques of the Valencian Country

Comarcas of the Comunitat Valenciana

See also

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