Carrizo de la Ribera

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Carrizo de la Ribera
municipality and town
Coat of arms of Carrizo de la Ribera
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Carrizo
Carrizo de la Ribera is located in Spain
Carrizo de la Ribera
Carrizo de la Ribera
Coordinates: 42°35′6″N 5°49′53″W / 42.58500°N 5.83139°W / 42.58500; -5.83139
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Municipality Carrizo de la Ribera
Founded 1176
Government
 • Mayor José Luis Martínez Matilla (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 41.9 km2 (16.2 sq mi)
Elevation 873 m (2,864 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,537
 • Density 64.32/km2 (166.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) carrizano, carrizana, riberano, riberana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 24270
Telephone prefix 987
Website www.aytocarrizodelaribera.es

Carrizo de la Ribera (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈriθo ðe la riˈβeɾa]) is a town and municipality in the Province of León, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2008 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 2,554 inhabitants. It is situated in the western bank of the Rio Órbigo. In addition to Carrizo, the municipality includes the villages of Huerga del Río, La Milla del Río, Quiñones del Río and Villanueva de Carrizo.

According to traditional sources, the town was originated by the depopulation of two earlier nearby towns: San Miguel de las Ollas and Villar de las Ollas, which were devastated by fire.[1]

Main sights[edit]

Christ of Carrizo (11th century)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°35′N 5°50′W / 42.583°N 5.833°W / 42.583; -5.833