Duruelo de la Sierra

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Duruelo de la Sierra
Municipality
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Duruelo de la Sierra is located in Spain
Duruelo de la Sierra
Duruelo de la Sierra
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 2°55′54″W / 41.95417°N 2.93167°W / 41.95417; -2.93167Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 2°55′54″W / 41.95417°N 2.93167°W / 41.95417; -2.93167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile and León
Province Soria
Comarca Pinares
Judicial district Soria
Government
 • Alcalde Román Martín Simón. (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 44.84 km2 (17.31 sq mi)
Elevation 1,205 m (3,953 ft)
Highest elevation 2,228.76 m (7,312.20 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,345
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Demonym Durolenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42158
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Duruelo de la Sierra is a municipality of Spain, in the province of Soria, Autonomous Community of Castile and León (Spanish Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León)

Population[edit]

Duruelo de la Sierra has an area of 44.55 km², with a population of 1,473 inhabitants and a density of 31.56/km².

Geography[edit]

  • Altitude: 1205 metres
  • Distance to Soria: 55 kilometres

Monuments and Statues[edit]

  • Santa Marina Hermitage.
  • San Miguel Arcángel Church (12th Century), extended 16th Century.
  • Medieval Graveyard, behind San Miguel's Church. Much touristic interest, dating from the 9th to the 10th Century. (Spanish Necròpolis Medieval)

Flora y fauna[edit]

The flora of this particular region is emphasised by Scots Pine (Spanish: pino albar), accompanied by Erica vagans (Spanish: brezo), and Oak Tree (Spanish: roble).

The fauna for this particular region is emphasised by Red Deer (Spanish: ciervo), European Roe Deer (Spanish: corzo), Wild Boar (Spanish: jabalí) and Eagle (Spanish: águila).

Economy[edit]

Duruelo de la Sierra and Covaleda between the pine forest, as seen from the Mirador de Castroviejo.
  • Forest advantages, distribution between neighbours results in a gain of sales of the pines.
  • Furniture and Wood Industry, the great industrial estate is currently expanding.
  • There exists several sawmills where the pines become planks, and are sold to Spain and other countries.

Locations[edit]

  • Pico de Urbión (lit. Tip of Urbión): observed from the valley, much touristic interest.
  • Castroviejo: location contains unusual rock formations.
  • Cueva Serena (lit. Calm Cave)
  • La Chorla
  • Ambas Cuerdas (lit. Both Cords)
  • Fuente del berro (lit. Source of the Watercress)
  • Peñas blancas (lit. White Rocks)
  • Laguna de Urbión (lit. Lagoon of Urbión)
  • Nacimiento del Duero (lit. Birth of Duero)

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Duruelo de la Sierra is twinned with:

Fiestas y Traditions[edit]

Fiestas[edit]

  • Martes de Carnaval: A Tuesday of February or March.
  • Santa Marina: 17 and 18 of July.
  • El Cristo: 13 to 17 of September.

Tradiciones[edit]

  • La Ronda: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval and Santa Marina.
  • Vaca Flaca: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval.
  • La Rueda (lit. The Wheel)
  • Colgar al Judas (lit. Hanging of Judas)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Relations of the City of Porto". © 2006-2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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