Arancón

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Arancón
Asunción church
Asunción church
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Arancón is located in Spain
Arancón
Arancón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°48′N 2°16′W / 41.800°N 2.267°W / 41.800; -2.267Coordinates: 41°48′N 2°16′W / 41.800°N 2.267°W / 41.800; -2.267
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceSoria
ComarcaCampo de Gómara
Judicial districtSoria
MunicipalityArancón
Government
 • AlcaldeGregorio García Martín (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total77.61 km2 (29.97 sq mi)
Elevation
1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total85
 • Density1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
42180
Dialing code975

Arancón is a municipality in the province of Soria, Spain, located at the foot of the mountain range of El Almuerzo and Mount Cencejo. The localities that form it are Arancón, Tozalmoro, Omeñaca, Calderuela, Nieva de Calderuela and Cortos.

Main sights[edit]

  • Roman road: Via 27 of Antonino, which united Caesaraugusta (Zaragoza) with Asturica Augusta" (Astorga).
  • Medieval source of La rana ("The Frog")
  • Two Roman milliarium are exposed in a public garden next to the Church. They were used during the Middle Ages to lay the foundations of a bridge. Arancón can be considered the milliarium capital in Soria. After the church there are another two milliarium.
  • Asunción romanesque church (Arancón)
  • Concepción church (Omeñaca)
  • Saint Bartholomew hermitage ruins

Economy[edit]

  • Culture of wheat, rye, barley and sunflower
  • Sheep cattle and pasture rent
  • Greater hunting boundary

Flora and fauna[edit]

Flora includes holm-oak, rivets, steppe, tea, camomile, heather and lavender

Wildlife include wild boar, red deer, roe deer, rabbit, hare and partridge

References[edit]

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