Cubillo del Campo
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|Cubillo del Campo|
|Municipality and town|
View of Cubillo del Campo, 2009
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|Comarca||Alfoz de Burgos|
|• Total||14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,006 m (3,301 ft)|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Cubillo del Campo is a Spanish town located in the province of Burgos. The distance between Burgos and this town is about 22 km (13.7 mi). According to the 2014 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 99 inhabitants, and an area of 14.06 km² (5.43 sq mi).
|Source: INE (Spain)|
Cubillo's population has always been dedicated to the agriculture, ranching and the extraction of stone in quarries. From these quarries, the stone of the Burgos Cathedral, among other monuments, were extracted. Within the municipality there are also two gravel extraction plants and a poultry farm, located inside an old military camp.
Cubillo del Campo is crossed by the national road N-234, which connects Sagunto (province of Valencia) and Sarracín (province of Burgos). This road is locally known as Soria's road. Many rural hiking routes cross this town, such as the Ruta del Buen Conde and the Ruta del Cid. The catering offer is reduced to Bar La Plaza, located in the Plaza de Santa Ana, in the centre of the town. Other tourist towns near to Cubillo del Campo are Burgos, Covarrubias, Lerma and Santo Domingo de Silos.
The current mayor is Jesús Navarro Manero presented by the People's Party (Partido Popular, in Spanish). Jesús Navarro was elected in 2007, succeeding Benjamín Alzaga (2003-2007). Previous mayors were Carmelo Navarro (1995-2003), Daniel Blanco (1991-1995) or Angel del Pino (1983-1991).
Currently, the village has two neighborhood associations, which are the association of retired people, called Santa Ana, and the association Friends of Cubillo del Campo (Amigos de Cubillo del Campo, in Spanish). These organizations are responsible of organizing cultural activities during the year. One of the most important activities organized by the association Friends of Cubillo del Campo is the Association Day (Día de la Asociación, in Spanish), in which a popular lunch is prepared and everybody is welcome to participate. During this day, people can enjoy different cultural activities, as well as an athletics competition, organized by Félix Hernando, ex-world champion marathon in veterans category.
The patron saint of this town is Santa Marina, whose feast is celebrated on July 18. In this date, this saint is paraded on the shoulders of the young men of the place. During this festivity, which takes place during all weekend, a popular lunch is organized. Also, people can enjoy different activities, such as musical performances, arts and cards competitions, as well as other local games, including bowling and tuta.
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