Azofra, Spain

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Azofra
Location within Rioja Alta (La Rioja).
Location within Rioja Alta (La Rioja).
Coordinates: 42°25′N 2°5′W / 42.417°N 2.083°W / 42.417; -2.083Coordinates: 42°25′N 2°5′W / 42.417°N 2.083°W / 42.417; -2.083
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
Region Rioja Alta
Comarca Nájera
Government
 • Mayor (2011) Ernesto Álvarez Fernández (PP)
Area
 • Total 11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 276
 • Density 23.56/km2 (61.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
36 km to Logroño

Azofra is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, Spain.

Etymology[edit]

The name Azofra appeared in 1199, in a papal bull that conceded privileges to the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. According to Asín,[1] it derives from the Arabic as-suxra, "the tribute", that would record the form in which someone obtained property or the function discharged.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asín, 1944, 80
  2. ^ Ranz Yubero, José Antonio; José Ramón López de los Mozos (2002), "Topónimos riojanos del patrimonio emilianense en una bula de 1199. (Archivo de San Millán M. 41-52)", Berceo (in Spanish) (142): 65–76, ISSN 0210-8550