Jaca

Jaca (in Aragonese: Chaca or Xaca[2]) is a city of northeastern Spain in the province of Huesca, located near the Pyrenees and the border with France. Jaca is an ancient fort on the Aragón River, situated at the crossing of two great early medieval routes, one from Pau to Zaragoza. Jaca was the city out of which the County and Kingdom of Aragon developed. It was the capital of Aragon until 1097 and also the capital of Jacetania.

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Chaca (Aragonese)
Xaca (Aragonese)
Jaca as viewed from the Rapitan fort.
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Location of Jaca within Aragon
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Jaca (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°33′N 0°33′W
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAragon
ProvinceHuesca
ComarcaLa Jacetania
Government
  MayorJuan Manuel Ramón Ipas
Area
  Total406.34 km2 (156.89 sq mi)
Elevation
820 m (2,690 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total12,813
  Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)
Websitewww.jaca.es
Citadel of Jaca.
Detail of the interior of Jaca Cathedral.