Cubillo del Campo

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Cubillo del Campo
Municipality and town
View of Cubillo del Campo, 2009
View of Cubillo del Campo, 2009
Official seal of Cubillo del Campo
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Alfoz de Burgos
Area
 • Total 14.06 km2 (5.43 sq mi)
Elevation 1,006 m (3,301 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 99
 • Density 7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09352
Website http://www.cubillodelcampo.es/

Cubillo del Campo is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain.

Geography[edit]

Cubillo del Campo is a Spanish town located in the province of Burgos. The distance between Burgos and this town is about 22 km (13.7 mi). According to the 2016 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 104 inhabitants, and an area of 14.06 km² (5.43 sq mi).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1842 115 —    
1857 198 +72.2%
1860 209 +5.6%
1877 219 +4.8%
1887 227 +3.7%
1897 231 +1.8%
1900 230 −0.4%
1910 283 +23.0%
1920 246 −13.1%
1930 253 +2.8%
1940 273 +7.9%
1950 309 +13.2%
1960 245 −20.7%
1970 160 −34.7%
1981 86 −46.2%
1991 76 −11.6%
1996 76 +0.0%
2001 80 +5.3%
2004 76 −5.0%
2005 79 +3.9%
2006 85 +7.6%
2007 93 +9.4%
2008 101 +8.6%
2011 102 +1.0%
2012 103 +1.0%
2013 98 −4.9%
2014 99 +1.0%
2015 100 +1.0%
2016 104 +4.0%
Source: INE (Spain)

Economy[edit]

Cubillo's population has always been dedicated to the agriculture, ranching and the extraction of stone in quarries. From these quarries, the stone of the Burgos Cathedral, among other monuments, were extracted. Within the municipality there are also two gravel extraction plants and a poultry farm, located inside an old military camp.

Tourism[edit]

Cubillo del Campo is crossed by the national road N-234, which connects Sagunto (province of Valencia) and Sarracín (province of Burgos). This road is locally known as Soria's road. Many rural hiking routes cross this town, such as the Ruta del Buen Conde and the Ruta del Cid. The catering offer is reduced to Bar La Plaza, located in the Plaza de Santa Ana, in the centre of the town. Other tourist towns near to Cubillo del Campo are Burgos, Covarrubias, Lerma and Santo Domingo de Silos.

Policy[edit]

The current mayor is Jesús Navarro Manero presented by the People's Party (Partido Popular, in Spanish). Jesús Navarro was elected in 2007, and re-elected in 2011 and 2015. Previous mayors were Benjamín Alzaga (2003-2007), Carmelo Navarro (1995-2003), Daniel Blanco (1991-1995) or Angel del Pino (1983-1991).

Neighborhood associations[edit]

Currently, the village has two neighborhood associations, which are the association of retired people, called Santa Ana, and the association Friends of Cubillo del Campo (Amigos de Cubillo del Campo, in Spanish). These organizations are responsible of organizing cultural activities during the year. One of the most important activities organized by the association Friends of Cubillo del Campo is the Association Day (Día de la Asociación, in Spanish), in which a popular lunch is prepared and everybody is welcome to participate. During this day, people can enjoy different cultural activities, as well as an athletics competition, organized by Félix Hernando, ex-world champion marathon in veterans category.

Festivities[edit]

The patron saint of this town is Santa Marina, whose feast is celebrated on July 18. In this date, this saint is paraded on the shoulders of the young men of the place. During this festivity, which takes place during all weekend, a popular lunch is organized. Also, people can enjoy different activities, such as musical performances, arts and cards competitions, as well as other local games, including bowling and tuta.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°10′N 3°36′W / 42.167°N 3.600°W / 42.167; -3.600