Alfaro, La Rioja

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Alfaro
View of Alfaro
View of Alfaro
Flag of Alfaro
Flag
Official seal of Alfaro
Seal
Location within La Rioja.
Location within La Rioja.
Coordinates: 42°10′41″N 1°44′56″W / 42.17806°N 1.74889°W / 42.17806; -1.74889
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityLa Rioja
ComarcaRioja Baja
Area
 • Total194.23 km2 (74.99 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total9,460
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)
Websitewww.alfaro.es

Alfaro is a town and municipality in La Rioja, northern Spain. Its population in January 2009 was 9,883 inhabitants, and its area is 194.23 km². It is known for the annual return and nesting of the 'Storks of Alfaro.'

During ancient Roman times, Alfaro was a municipium known as Graccuris; named after Sempronius Gracchus.

Politics  [edit]

List of mayors since the democratic elections of 1979
Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1979–1983 - -
1983–1987 Julián Jiménez Velilla PSOE
1987–1991 Julián Jiménez Velilla PSOE
1991–1995 Julián Jiménez Velilla PSOE
1995–1999 Clemente Bea Segura PP
1999–2003 María Concepción Iribar Fernández PP
2003–2007 Tomás Martínez PSOE
2007–2011 Tomás Martínez PSOE
2011–2015 María Yolanda Preciado Moreno PP
2015–2019 María Yolanda Preciado Moreno PP
2019– Julián Jiménez Velilla PSOE

Landmarks[edit]

  • Collegiate of San Miguel Arcángel, Alfaro
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Burgo
  • Plaza de Toros de Alfaro

Festivals[edit]

Festival dates in Alfaro:

  • Storks Day - during the first weekend in February
  • San Isidro—Spring Festival - May 15
  • San Roque—Summer Festival - August 14
  • Holy Mary Burgo—September Festival - September 9

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°10′42″N 1°44′57″W / 42.17833°N 1.74917°W / 42.17833; -1.74917

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.