Sasamón

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Sasamón
Municipality and town
View of Sasamón, 2010
View of Sasamón, 2010
Official seal of Sasamón
Seal
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
ProvinceFlag of Burgos Burgos
ComarcaOdra-Pisuerga
Area
 • Total113 km2 (44 sq mi)
Population
(2004)
 • Total1,346
 • Density11.9/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
09123
Websitehttp://sasamon.burgos.es/

Sasamón is a municipality and town located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,346 inhabitants.

During pre-Roman times, it was the capital of the Turmodigi tribe, under the name Segisama. During the reign of first Roman emperor Augustus, the town was the headquarters of the Roman legions that fought during the Cantabrian wars.[1]

Demography[edit]

The evolution of its population has been negative over the last twenty years.

  • 1987: 1.790 inhabitants
  • 1991: 1.786 inhabitants
  • 1995: 1.514 inhabitants
  • 1999: 1.543 inhabitants
  • 2003: 1.464 inhabitants
  • 2005: 1.315 inhabitants
  • 2006: 1.296 inhabitants

Civil Architecture[edit]

Roman Bridges

There are two Roman bridges over the Brullés river.[2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°25′N 4°02′W / 42.417°N 4.033°W / 42.417; -4.033