Aran Valley or simply Aran (Occitan: Val d'Aran or Aran; Catalan: Vall d'Aran; Spanish: Valle de Arán) is a mountain valley of the Pyrenees and a semi-autonomous district ("comarca") belonging politically to Spain (Catalonia) and culturally to Occitania. It has 9 815 inhabitants in an area of 633.60 km². The capital city is Vielha. The valley has three official languages: Occitan (see Aranese Occitan), which is the native tongue, Catalan and Spanish. Aran is a famous destination for mountain tourism.