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Ortigosa de Cameros is a village, one of 174 municipalities of the province and autonomous community of La Rioja, Spain. Its name comes from the Latin word urtica, which in Spanish is ortiga, which is ' nettle ' in English. The title “de Cameros,” is shared with other nearby villages. It is one of the municipalities of Camero Neuvo, one of the 12 comarcas or regions of La Rioja. (The Comarcas of Spain article explains the comarcas.) The municipality covers an area of 35.26 square kilometres (13.61 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 282 people. Its economic activity is based mainly on livestock, forestry, timber industry and rural tourism. Its patron saint is the Virgen del Carmen , whose feast is celebrated on July 16 .