Ortigosa de Cameros

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Ortigosa de Cameros
Skyline of Ortigosa de Cameros
Skyline of Ortigosa de Cameros
Ortigosa de Cameros is located in La Rioja, Spain
Ortigosa de Cameros
Ortigosa de Cameros
Location within La Rioja.
Ortigosa de Cameros is located in Spain
Ortigosa de Cameros
Ortigosa de Cameros
Ortigosa de Cameros (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°10′33″N 2°42′18″W / 42.17583°N 2.70500°W / 42.17583; -2.70500Coordinates: 42°10′33″N 2°42′18″W / 42.17583°N 2.70500°W / 42.17583; -2.70500
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ComarcaCamero Nuevo
Government
 • MayorCarlos González Ortega (Unión de Ciudadanos Independientes UCIN)
Area
 • Total33.02 km2 (12.75 sq mi)
Elevation
1,061 m (3,481 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total246
Demonym(s)ortigosano, na
Postal code
26124
Websitewww.ortigosadecameros.org
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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.[2] 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 .

Politics[edit]

List of mayors since the democratic elections of 1979
Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1979–1983 Enrique Saez de la Merced UCD
1983–1987 Carlos Gonzalez Ortega PR
1987–1991 Mª Asunción Beamonte San Agustín Independent
1991–1995 Lucilio Noval Martínez PSOE
1995–1999 Carlos Gonzalez Ortega PP
1999–2003 Lucilio Noval Martínez PSOE
2003–2007 Lucilio Noval Martínez PSOE
2007–2011 Óscar Noval Martínez PP
2011–2015 Elías Cabrera Aragón PP
2015–2019 Carlos Gonzalez Ortega Independent
2019– n/d n/d

Main sights[edit]

Religious buildings[edit]

Saint Felix hermitage.
  • Parish church of St Martin
  • Saint Michael church
  • Saint Felix hermitage
  • Saint Lucy hermitage
  • Buen suceso parish church

Civil buildings[edit]

Casa Grande (ca. 1530)
View of the Alberco river from the iron bridge.
  • "La Casa Grande"
  • The iron bridge
  • The concrete bridge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "La Rioja: Población por municipios y sexo:Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 28 May 2012.

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