Atapuerca, Province of Burgos

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Municipality and town
View of Atapuerca, 2009
View of Atapuerca, 2009
Official seal of Atapuerca
Municipal location of Atapuerca in Burgos province
Municipal location of Atapuerca in Burgos province
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Alfoz de Burgos
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 953 m (3,127 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 202
 • Density 8.1/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09199

Atapuerca (Spanish pronunciation: [ataˈpweɾka]) is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 195 inhabitants. It encompasses the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca. The small town plays host to an annual cross country running event—the Cross de Atapuerca—which attracts over 2000 runners each year.[1]

The municipality of Atapuerca is made up of two towns: Atapuerca (seat or capital) and Olmos de Atapuerca.


Coordinates: 42°22.6′N 3°30.5′W / 42.3767°N 3.5083°W / 42.3767; -3.5083