Arancón

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Arancón
Municipality
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 community Castile and León
Province Soria
Comarca Campo de Gómara
Judicial district Soria
Municipality Arancón
Government
 • Alcalde Gregorio García Martín (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 77.61 km2 (29.97 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 99
 • Density 1.3/km2 (3.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42180
Dialing code 975

Arancón is a municipality in the province of Soria, Spain, located on 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