Riotuerto

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Riotuerto
Municipality
Flag of Riotuerto
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Location of Riotuerto
Location of Riotuerto
Riotuerto is located in Spain
Riotuerto
Riotuerto
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°21′12″N 3°42′17″W / 43.35333°N 3.70472°W / 43.35333; -3.70472Coordinates: 43°21′12″N 3°42′17″W / 43.35333°N 3.70472°W / 43.35333; -3.70472
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Trasmiera
Judicial district Medio Cudeyo
Capital La Cavada
Government
 • Alcalde Alfredo Madrazo Maza (2007) (PRC)
Area
 • Total 30.48 km2 (11.77 sq mi)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,612
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39720
Official language(s) Spanish

Riotuerto (Rutuertu in Cantabrian) is one of the municipalities of Cantabria, lying between the North Coast of the Cantábrican Sea and the mountains of the Cantabrian Sierra. It is part of the ancient merindad (shire) of Trasmiera. The centre of Riotuerto is La Cavada, once the home of the famed Royal Artillery Factory and now the site of the Town Hall, library and cannon museum. Other barrios include Barrio de Arriba, Lombana, Monte and Angustina.

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