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Chía
Municipality
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Aragon
Province Huesca
Comarca Ribagorza
Area
 • Total 25.95 km2 (10.02 sq mi)
Elevation
1,195 m (3,921 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 97
 • Density 3.738/km2 (9.68/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chianos/chienses
Postal code
22465

Chía is a small town in the eastern Pyrenees, in Aragon, Spain; it is a municipality in the Huesca province.

People in this region speak patués, a dialect of the eastern Aragonese language.

Geography

MNAC.Barcelona - Romànic. Frontal de San Martín de Chía (Ribagorza, Huesca)
Frontal part of the altar of the San Martín de Chía church, from the 13th century. Now in the National Museum of Art of Catalonia, Barcelona.

Chía is in the Benasque Valley, on the foot of the Sierra de Chía, a short mountain range in the Pyrenees. It is about 114 km (70.8 mi) from Huesca, the capital city of the Huesca province.

The mean yearly temperature is 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) and the mean yearly rainfall is 1,200 mm (47.2 in).

Buildings

  • Saint Martin of Chía church, a small church with a Romanesque style of the 12th-13th centuries.
  • Saint Vincent church, also with a Romanesque style but it was changed a lot during the 18th century.

Local holiday

  • 8 September - Spanish: Virgen de la Encontrada.
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