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Monegros Desert
Agricultural fields in the Monegros Desert, Spain

Just as the flora and fauna of the Monegros Desert have adapted to the region’s arid climate, so have the humans who live in the nearby town of Los Monegros. Residents of this region in northeast Spain have found creative ways to farm the harsh land, growing crops that can withstand the semidesert climate of the area. The farmers here work carefully to manage not just the land, but the water as well, putting to efficient use what little rainfall and ground water is available for irrigation.

The Monegros Desert or Desierto de los Monegros is a semidesert in Aragón, northeastern Spain, spanning the provinces of Zaragoza and Huesca. It is a semi arid zone prone to frequent droughts. It is noted for its annual electronic music festival held in mid-July, the Monegros Desert Festival.
Localización de Aragón