Frómista

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Frómista
Church of San Martín de Frómista.
Church of San Martín de Frómista.
Frómista is located in Spain
Frómista
Frómista
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°16′N 4°42′W / 42.267°N 4.700°W / 42.267; -4.700
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvincePalencia
ComarcaTierra de Campos
Government
 • MayorFernando Díaz Mediavilla
Area
 • Total46.59 km2 (17.99 sq mi)
Elevation
780 m (2,560 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total770
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fromisteños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Plan of church of San Martín of Frómista

Frómista is a municipality located in the province of Palencia, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2009 data (INE), the municipality had a population of 822 inhabitants. In previous centuries, Frómista had a significant population supported by the farming of wheat.

It is a major overnight stopping place for pilgrims traveling along the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James.

The church of San Martín de Tours de Frómista was underwritten in part by the widow of Sancho el Mayor of Navarra who imported artisans to build a church in the style of Jaca cathedral.[2]

The other church in town Santa Maria del Castillo located near the train station, is considered redundant and is normally kept locked.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gitlitz & Davidson, The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, 2000, St Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-25416-4
  3. ^ Ellingham & Fisher, Spain: The Rough Guide, 1994,Penguin Books,ISBN 1-85828-081-8