Roa de Duero

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Roa de Duero
Municipality and town
View of Roa de Duero, 2010
View of Roa de Duero, 2010
Flag of Roa de Duero
Flag
Official seal of Roa de Duero
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Roa
Roa de Duero is located in Spain
Roa de Duero
Roa de Duero
Location within Spain
Roa de Duero is located in Europe
Roa de Duero
Roa de Duero
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 41°42′N 3°55′W / 41.700°N 3.917°W / 41.700; -3.917Coordinates: 41°42′N 3°55′W / 41.700°N 3.917°W / 41.700; -3.917
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
ProvinceFlag of Burgos Burgos
ComarcaRibera del Duero
Government
 • MayorCarmen Miravalles (PSOE)
Area
 • Total48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
 • Land48.92 km2 (18.89 sq mi)
Elevation
820 m (2,690 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,185
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Raudense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09300
Websitewww.roadeduero.es

Roa de Duero is a Spanish town and municipality in the southern region of the province of Burgos. This town has a long wine tradition that goes back to the times of the Roman Empire and the wars for the conquest of Iberia.

When the Romans arrived they were impressed by the agrarian wealth that this area bathed by the Douro River had. They settled and founded Roa, formerly called Rauda, where they began to cultivate the grapes. There is no doubt that the Romans were the true pioneers in winemaking using very revolutionary and innovative techniques for the time.[2]

To this day, Roa maintains that innovative spirit of the Roman wines and it is the seat of the Regulatory Council for the Designation of Origin (D.O.) Ribera del Duero wine region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Roa, una villa con mucha historia".

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