Agoncillo, La Rioja

Agoncillo (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣonˈθiʎo]) is a town and municipality in La Rioja province in northern Spain.

Agoncillo
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Coat of arms of Agoncillo
Coat of arms
Location within La Rioja.
Location within La Rioja.
Agoncillo is located in La Rioja, Spain
Agoncillo
Agoncillo
Location in La Rioja
Agoncillo is located in Spain
Agoncillo
Agoncillo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°26′47″N 2°17′26″W / 42.44639°N 2.29056°W / 42.44639; -2.29056
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ComarcaLogroño
Area
 • Total34.73 km2 (13.41 sq mi)
Elevation
346 m (1,135 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,105
Demonym(s)agoncillano/a or avionero/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)
Postal code
26509
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Club Deportivo Agoncillo is a football team based in Agoncillo.

HistoryEdit

It is believed that the name comes from an ancient Celtic settlement named Egon whose ruins lie near the town. The area was also populated in Ancient Roman times.[2]

AerodromeEdit

A military aerodrome was built in Recajo, a town within Agoncillo municipal term, in 1923. It was first known as Aeródromo de Recajo, but in 1932 at the time of the Second Spanish Republic its official name was changed to Aeródromo de Agoncillo. Located about 10 km from Logroño, since 1939 it housed the Maestranza Aérea de Logroño of the Spanish Air Force with the Regimiento de Bombardeo Nº 15, Escuadrón 110 that operated Heinkel He 111 bombers[3] until the late 1950s.[4]

After the bomber squadrons were phased out, the aerodrome reverted to civilian use as the Logroño-Agoncillo Airport. It now has a smaller airstrip and houses a museum.[5]

Places of interestEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Diccionario Geográfico Universal dedicado a la Reina Nuestra Sra., Sociedad de Literatos
  3. ^ Avionmes - Heinkel He 111
  4. ^ REVISTA DE AERONÁUTICA Y ASTRONÁUTICA Nº 765 - JULIO/AGOSTO 2007 - Base logroñesa de Recajo
  5. ^ "Aircraft Museums (Overseas) Europe". Archived from the original on 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2011-02-22.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°26′47″N 2°17′26″W / 42.44639°N 2.29056°W / 42.44639; -2.29056