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El Pallars Jussà (Spain) has a surface area of 1,290 km2, more than 13,000 inhabitants and a total of 14 municipal areas. Tremp is the capital of the comarca (local district), on account of its location and commercial importance. Water is the region’s most important resource. Since ancient times, the power of these rivers has been used to move mills and operate forges and to transport timber down to the plains in the form of the famous river rafts. These traditions are relived each year with the Baixada dels Raiers (River Raft Descent) to La Pobla de Segur. More recently, in the second decade of the 20th century, this region witnessed the construction of its first reservoirs and hydroelectric power stations.

The artistic heritage of El Pallars Jussà (Spain) is just one of the treasures that this comarca has to offer to its visitors. It has particularly important military architecture, including around twenty defensive towers that flank the whole of the Serra (sierra) del Montsec. There are also numerous Romanesque style churches (whose marvels include the baroque style altarpiece of Guàrdia and the sculptured monumental portal of the church of Covet) and magnificent stately homes throughout this area that still remain well conserved. The comarca is also ideal for a wide range of mountain sports, especially trekking, and also hunting and fishing.

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