Sorzano

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Sorzano
Skyline of Sorzano
Location within Rioja Media (La Rioja).
Location within Rioja Media (La Rioja).
Coordinates: 42°33′N 2°53′W / 42.550°N 2.883°W / 42.550; -2.883
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
Comarca Rioja Media
Government
 • Mayor Leoncio Martínez Pascual (PP)
Area
 • Total 10.23 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Elevation 719 m (2,359 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 263
 • Density 25.71/km2 (66.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
17 km to Logroño

Sorzano is a municipality of the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is located near the capital Logroño and has a population of 263 inhabitants as of January 2006. Sorzano also has 10.23 km extension.

History[edit]

In the testament of queen Doña Estefanía, widow of king García Sanchez III of Navarre (from Nájera), leaves to her son Don Sancho, with Viguera and other villages, like Soricano.

In 1070 the kings of Pamplona Don Sancho and Doña Placencia gave to the monastery of Saints Cosme and Damián the part of the tithes of his belonging in Viguera, Hornos, Entedigone (Entrena), and half mill of Solarana (Sorzano). All these villages are near Logroño.

Sorzano was village of Nalda until 1632.

Monuments[edit]

  • St. Martin's Church.
  • Hermedaña's Hermitage.
  • Monument to Don Juan Calvo Estefanía.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°33′N 2°53′W / 42.550°N 2.883°W / 42.550; -2.883