Estépar

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Estépar
Municipality and town
Official seal of Estépar
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Alfoz de Burgos
Area
 • Total 102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation 812 m (2,664 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 705
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 09230
Website http://www.estepar.es/

Estépar is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 797 inhabitants.

Mass grave[edit]

Estépar is the site of multiple mass graves, first discovered by the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory in 2014.[1] The graves contained the remains of at least 70 republicans who were killed by nationalists in August–September 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.[2][3]

Coordinates: 42°16′N 3°54′W / 42.267°N 3.900°W / 42.267; -3.900

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mass graves from Spain's civil war uncovered - World Socialist Web Site". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Arranz, María (25 July 2014). "70 bodies exhumed from Spanish Civil War mass grave in Estépar, Spain". Demotix.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Ochoa de Olza, Daniel (22 December 2014). "PICTURED: Spain searches for Franco-era graves". Daily Mail Online. Associated Press. Retrieved 19 July 2015.