Estépar

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Estépar
Municipality and town
Official seal of Estépar
Seal
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
ProvinceFlag of Burgos Burgos
ComarcaAlfoz de Burgos
Area
 • Total102 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation
812 m (2,664 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total608
 • Density6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09230
Websitehttp://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.[2] The graves contained the remains of at least 70 republicans who were killed by nationalists in August–September 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.[3][4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mass graves from Spain's civil war uncovered - World Socialist Web Site". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. ^ 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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Ochoa de Olza, Daniel (22 December 2014). "PICTURED: Spain searches for Franco-era graves". Daily Mail Online. Associated Press. Retrieved 19 July 2015.