Rociana del Condado

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Rociana County (in Spanish: Rociana del Condado) is a town located in the province of Huelva, Andalusia, Spain.


Rociana County belongs to the Judicial District of La Palma del Condado. It is located 37 km from the capital, its surface is 70.7 km2 and has a population of 6863 inhabitants. The province mainly live on agriculture and construction. In agriculture include cultivation of the vine. Its main asset is its wine, raised in the two hundred wineries have. Thus, two cooperatives have been established wineries. The traditional agriculture is diversified: the north are planted and cultivated sunflowers, cereals and olive trees in the center south citrus and almond orchards.[1]


Rociana County has a population of 6863 inhabitants according to 2006 census data, of which 3541 are men and 1,322 women. Foreigners are very few and are counted in 738 people, mostly from Romania. The town's patron is the Virgen del Socorro. Among its illustrious sons is the well-known academic Odón Betanzos Palacios.[2]


Rociana County has been inhabited since the Neolithic. However, the first published data on Rociana actually date back to Roman times. The Romans knew this province with the name of Ponciana. The name of the place was transformers over time, so, at any given time, was called Rociana and later Rociana del Condado, a name that has been preserved until today. The province was invaded by Romans, Visigoths and Muslims. Apparently, after the Muslim invasions and the reign of Mafot Aben, Rociana was a village belonging to the Kingdom of Taifa of Lebre or the Algarve, with its capital at Niebla. In 1262, thanks to the conquest of Niebla by Alfonso X, Taifa territory became part of the Castilian kingdoms, so the subject population was overwhelmingly Christian culture, that still reigned in Castile. Following the granting of Royal Jurisdiction Castilian King Alfonso X the Council gives the Fog, Rociana got all the grants, perks and privileges that were granted royal for the repopulation of newly conquered territories and border territories of Muslims. But in 1368, the City of Fog was in the hands of a secular political. At this stage Rociana fight constantly against neighboring towns who were trying to expand their territories by invading, among other places, Rociana. Later, from the sixteenth century and under the Old Regime, Rociana County purchased a large population and economic growth through domestic demand and American. It was not until 1833 when he got his political autonomy Rociana about Fog and Medina Manor thanks to the arrival of the Law of Lordships, for which they were finally canceled all jurisdictional lordships.[3]


  1. ^ Pueblos de Huelva: ROCIANA DEL CONDADO (Translation: Villages of Huelva: Rociana del Condado) (In Spain)
  2. ^ Huelvapedia: Datos estadísticos de la población de Rociana del Condado (Translation: Huelvapedia: Statistics of the population of County Rociana)(In Spain)
  3. ^ Rociana del Condado, Huelva (Translation: Rociana del Condado, Huelva) (In Spain)

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Coordinates: 37°18′29″N 6°35′55″W / 37.30806°N 6.59861°W / 37.30806; -6.59861