Abejar

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Abejar
Municipality
Abejar.jpg
Coat of arms of Abejar
Coat of arms
Abejar is located in Spain
Abejar
Abejar
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°47′N 2°46′W / 41.783°N 2.767°W / 41.783; -2.767Coordinates: 41°47′N 2°46′W / 41.783°N 2.767°W / 41.783; -2.767
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile and León
Province Soria
Comarca Pinares
Judicial district Soria
Government
 • Alcalde Miguel Angel Navas . (2015) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 23.43 km2 (9.05 sq mi)
Elevation 1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 383
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s) abejaruco, abejareño, abejarense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42146
Website Official website

Abejar is a town in the Spanish province of Soria, and the autonomous community of Castilla y León.

History[edit]

There is a legend that says that in 1776, three different settlements united and formed the village of Abejar. These three settlements (parishes or streets) were Nuestra Señora del Camino, Piedrafita, and Barrio Bajero de Abejar. The same legend, compiled by Bernardo de la Torre, says that the ancient hermitage was founded by Saint James, and the wood carving was made by Saint Lucas. He also comments that in 570, the street was destroyed by Liuvigild.

When Priedrafita was depopulated, it was joined to Abejar, and the only remembrance was the name of the Virgin, the ruins and the hermitage. After these two districts were united, they formed one village, and they had only one parish church, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

After the falling of Absolutism, this town changed its status to constitutional municipality in Old Castile, Soria legal district, which in the 1842 census, had 146 homes and 584 neighbours.

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