Tormantos

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Tormantos
Skyline of Tormantos
Skyline of Tormantos
Tormantos is located in La Rioja, Spain
Tormantos
Tormantos
Location within La Rioja.
Tormantos is located in Spain
Tormantos
Tormantos
Tormantos (Spain)
Coordinates: 42°29′39″N 3°04′26″W / 42.49417°N 3.07389°W / 42.49417; -3.07389Coordinates: 42°29′39″N 3°04′26″W / 42.49417°N 3.07389°W / 42.49417; -3.07389
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ComarcaSanto Domingo de la Calzada
Government
 • MayorJosefa Fernández Diz (PP)
Area
 • Total11.07 km2 (4.27 sq mi)
Elevation
608 m (1,995 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total139
Demonym(s)tormantino, na
Postal code
26213
Websitewww.tormantos.org

Tormantos is a municipality of the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is located in the most western part of La Rioja, specifically in the region of Rioja Alta, bordering with the province of Burgos. It is located in the fertil plains of the valley of Tirón river. In fact, it is the first town crossing the aforementioned river.

History[edit]

The first historical reference to Tormantos dates back to 12th century (year 1137); it is a donation document made by Don Blasco Álvarez, neighbour of Tormantos, to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, in which he transferred a wineyard. In the year 1146 the king Alfonso VII includes Tormantos in the Fuero of Cerezo, village which will become independent during the reign of Charles III of Spain.

Another document where is appears dates back to 1269, in which Don Simón Roiz transferred his wife Sancha Alfonso, daughter of the king of the León, everything he own "in Tormantos and all its territories".

Until the 12th, century the French route of the Camino de Santiago passed through this area, following the same path of the roman road. Subsequently, it was diverted to Santo Domingo and its current route.

In the census of population of the Kingdom of Castille in the 16th century, Tormantos is mentioned in the Archdiocese of Burgos and the Deanery of Belorado, with a total pupulation of 200 souls.

Places of interest[edit]

Church of San Esteban.

Politics[edit]

List of mayors since the democratic elections of 1979
Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1979–1983 Ángel Gil Manero PP
1983–1987 Ángel Gil Manero PP
1987–1991 Javier Lafuente Zuñeda PSOE
1991–1995 Javier Lafuente Zuñeda PSOE
1995–1999 José Alberto Imaña Alonso PSOE
1999–2003 José Alberto Imaña Alonso PSOE
2003–2007 Ramón Bastida López PSOE
2007–2011 Mónica Alonso Santamaría PSOE
2011–2015 Josefa Fernández Diz PP
2015–2019 Josefa Fernández Diz PP
2019– n/d n/d

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.