Villacarriedo

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Villacarriedo
Municipality
Panoramica villacarriedo.jpg
Coat of arms of Villacarriedo
Coat of arms
Villacarriedo is located in Spain
Villacarriedo
Villacarriedo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°13′46″N 3°48′33″W / 43.22944°N 3.80917°W / 43.22944; -3.80917Coordinates: 43°13′46″N 3°48′33″W / 43.22944°N 3.80917°W / 43.22944; -3.80917
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Seat Villacarriedo
Government
 • Alcalde Ángel Sainz Ruiz (PRC)
Area
 • Total 50.74 km2 (19.59 sq mi)
Elevation 211 m (692 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,765
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39640
Website Ayunt. de Villacarriedo

Villacarriedo is a municipality in the Spanish "comunidad autónoma" of Cantabria.

Sub-districts and demography[edit]

In 2009 the municipality contained 1,765 registered inhabitants divided between the various villages and hamlets as follows:

Abionzo (174 people)
Aloños (159 people)
Bárcena de Carriedo (185 people)
Pedroso (71 people)
Santibáñez (254 people)
Soto (29 people)
Tezanos (385 people)
Villacarriedo (capital) (508 people)

Location[edit]

Villacarriedo, the administrative centre and the most populous village in the municipality, is positioned 211 meters above sea level and 36 km (22 miles) to the south of Santander, the Cantabrian capital.

Economy[edit]

36.9% of the working population are recorded as working in the primary (agricultural) sector. 15.1% work in construction and 10.8% in industry while a further 37.2% work in the tertiary (service) sector.