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Plan for spaces of natural interest (PEIN). Counties and Aran, and areas

Plan for spaces of natural interest (PEIN). Counties and areas 2022
Surface area PEIN Total surface area % of area PEIN land
Alt Camp 15,054 53,761 28.0
Alt Empordà 49,788 135,688 36.7
Alt Penedès 12,492 59,253 21.1
Alt Urgell 50,116 144,720 34.6
Alta Ribagorça 20,919 42,722 49.0
Anoia 13,161 86,705 15.2
Aran 37,394 63,300 59.1
Bages 14,717 109,280 13.5
Baix Camp 21,789 69,700 31.3
Baix Ebre 38,263 100,193 38.2
Baix Empordà 26,542 70,115 37.9
Baix Llobregat 14,266 48,765 29.3
Baix Penedès 9,189 29,647 31.0
Barcelonès 2,072 14,633 14.2
Berguedà 40,016 118,523 33.8
Cerdanya 20,564 54,645 37.6
Conca de Barberà 18,598 65,059 28.6
Garraf 8,373 18,531 45.2
Garrigues 6,999 79,718 8.8
Garrotxa 39,637 73,332 54.1
Gironès 18,171 57,594 31.5
Maresme 10,318 39,786 25.9
Moianès 12,737 33,729 37.8
Montsià 29,371 73,444 40.0
Noguera 57,218 178,386 32.1
Osona 28,761 124,698 23.1
Pallars Jussà 46,221 134,350 34.4
Pallars Sobirà 101,559 137,822 73.7
Pla d'Urgell 466 30,543 1.5
Pla de l'Estany 1,658 26,332 6.3
Priorat 25,449 49,808 51.1
Ribera d'Ebre 23,433 82,716 28.3
Ripollès 35,800 95,689 37.4
Segarra 23,142 72,358 32.0
Segrià 15,887 139,562 11.4
Selva 23,853 99,404 24.0
Solsonès 25,953 100,022 25.9
Tarragonès 2,586 32,059 8.1
Terra Alta 23,498 74,267 31.6
Urgell 16,900 57,829 29.2
Vallès Occidental 14,951 58,306 25.6
Vallès Oriental 27,943 73,524 38.0
Catalonia (àmbit terrestre) 1,025,825 3,210,518 32.0
Catalonia (àmbit marí) 85,637 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available
Metropolità 73,605 246,547 29.9
Comarques Gironines 195,449 558,154 35.0
Camp de Tarragona 83,476 270,387 30.9
Terres de l'Ebre 114,566 330,620 34.7
Ponent 120,612 558,396 21.6
Comarques Centrals 118,595 494,217 24.0
Alt Pirineu i Aran 276,773 577,560 47.9
Penedès 42,750 174,637 24.5
Units: Hectares.
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.
Notes:
- PEIN surface: calculations made from the superposition, using GIS methods, of the 1:5,000 municipal base of the ICGC and the cartographic base of spaces included in the Plan of Areas of Natural Interest (PEIN) at scales 1:50,000 and 1: 5,000 from the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda. Therefore, the values that appear in this table are not exact and are only indicative.
- Total surface (as of 2019): municipal base 1:5,000 of the ICGC (version 06/01/2020).
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 9, 2023.

PENP

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Planning Deployment in Protected Natural Areas (PENP).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Natural place of national interest
Natural space or element of medium or small size with unique characteristics of scientific, scenic or educational interest, as declared by a law to guarantee its protection. In these places activities are limited to traditional agricultural, livestock and forestry activities that are compatible with the specific objectives of protecting the space and other activities that are appropriate for such management.
Natural park
Spaces with qualified natural values. The reason for protecting them is for their conservation to be compatible with the organised exploitation of resources and its inhabitants' activities. The declaration is made by decree.

Methodological aspects

All specially protected natural spaces are included in the Plan for spaces of natural interest. Date on 31, December.

The Plan for spaces of natural interest (PEIN - Pla d'Espais d'Interès Natural) delimits and stablishes the required guidelines for the basic protection of the natural spaces which conservation must be guaranteed according to their scientific, ecological, scenic, cultural, social, educational and recreational values.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".