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Municipality and town
Aerial view of Arija, 2006
Aerial view of Arija, 2006
Flag of Arija
Official seal of Arija
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Las Merindades
 • Mayor Pedro Saiz Peña (PP)
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 842 m (2,762 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 156
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 09570

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