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Alfaro, La Rioja

Alfaro is a town and municipality in La Rioja, northern Spain. Its population in January 2009 was 9,883 inhabitants, and its area is 194.23 km². It is known for the annual return and nesting of the 'Storks of Alfaro.'

Alfaro
View of Alfaro
View of Alfaro
Official seal of Alfaro
Seal
Location within La Rioja.
Location within La Rioja.
Coordinates: 42°10′41″N 1°44′56″W / 42.17806°N 1.74889°W / 42.17806; -1.74889
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityLa Rioja
ComarcaRioja Baja
Area
 • Total194.23 km2 (74.99 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total9,883
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)

During ancient Roman times, Alfaro was a municipium known as Graccuris; named after Sempronius Gracchus.

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LandmarksEdit

  • Collegiate of San Miguel Arcángel, Alfaro
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Burgo
  • Plaza de Toros de Alfaro

FestivalsEdit

Festival dates in Alfaro:

  • Storks Day - during the first weekend in February
  • San Isidro—Spring Festival - May 15
  • San Roque—Summer Festival - August 14
  • Holy Mary Burgo—September Festival - September 9

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