The county of Pallars Sobirà has an area of 1,355 square kilometers, a population of more than 5,700 inhabitants and a total of 15 municipalities. The traditional economy typical of a high mountain region had focused on agricultural activities and the use of the forest, complemented by the salt mining of the Gerri saltworks. But a decisive change has taken place during the last decades with the arrival of tourism, attracted by the beauty of its landscape, the character of its populations and the sportive sports possibilities it offers.
With respect to alpine skiing you can practice at the station of Super Espot and the one of Port Ainé, and the bottom, to the stations of Pleta del Prat, to Tavascan. Canoeing, adventure sports, hunting and fishing are other sports modalities that can be carried out in this region. The National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici is one of the most prized places in the Pyrenees. Shared with La Alta Ribagorça, which includes the easternmost part, the parkland's lands form the western sector, basically built by the Espot valley.