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Municipality and town
Aerial view of Arija, 2006
Aerial view of Arija, 2006
Flag of Arija
Official seal of Arija
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
ProvinceFlag of Burgos Burgos
ComarcaLas Merindades
 • MayorPedro Saiz Peña (PP)
 • Total7 km2 (3 sq mi)
842 m (2,762 ft)
 • Total126
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code

Arija is a small town and municipality in the Province of Burgos, located to the north of the provincial capital Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon, Spain. The town's history dates back more than thousand years. Is divided into 'neighborhood above' and 'neighborhood below' or 'Vilga'. It consisted of the Santa Gadea de Alfoz.

The recent history of Arija is linked to the factory of Cristalería Española S.A., that in 1906 settled in the lands of Arija. A French company of the Saint-Gobain Emporium, founded in 1665 by royal privilege of Luis XIV, was specialized in the manufacture of flat glass. This town is now situated on de artificial lake of "Embalso del Ebro" when the Ebro river was dammed.

External links[edit]

  • Arija wiki, with a Photographic File about Cristalería Española glass factory - 1906 (Saint Gobain Glass Group), and the Dam of the Ebro river.

Coordinates: 42°59.65′N 3°56.68′W / 42.99417°N 3.94467°W / 42.99417; -3.94467

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