Alfaro, La Rioja

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Alfaro
View of Alfaro
View of Alfaro
Official seal of Alfaro
Seal
Location within La Rioja.
Location within La Rioja.
Coordinates: 42°10′41″N 1°44′56″W / 42.17806°N 1.74889°W / 42.17806; -1.74889
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
Comarca Rioja Baja
Area
 • Total 194.23 km2 (74.99 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 9,883
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)

Alfaro is a town and municipality in La Rioja, northern Spain. Its population at January 2009 was of 9,883 inhabitants and has 194.23 km² extension. It is known for the annual return and nesting of the 'Storks of Alfaro.'

During ancient Roman times, Alfaro was a municipium known as Graccuris; named after Sempronius Gracchus.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Collegiate of San Miguel Arcángel, Alfaro
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Burgo
  • Plaza de Toros de Alfaro

Festivals[edit]

Festival dates in Alfaro:

  • Storks Day - during the first weekend in February
  • San Isidro—Spring Festival - May 15
  • San Roque—Summer Festival - August 14
  • Holy Mary Burgo—September Festival - September 9

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Coordinates: 42°10′42″N 1°44′57″W / 42.17833°N 1.74917°W / 42.17833; -1.74917