Azofra, Spain

Azofra is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, Spain.

Azofra
Azofra eglise.jpg
Location within Rioja Alta (La Rioja).
Location within Rioja Alta (La Rioja).
Azofra is located in La Rioja, Spain
Azofra
Azofra
Location in La Rioja
Azofra is located in Spain
Azofra
Azofra
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°25′26″N 2°48′03″W / 42.42389°N 2.80083°W / 42.42389; -2.80083Coordinates: 42°25′26″N 2°48′03″W / 42.42389°N 2.80083°W / 42.42389; -2.80083
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ComarcaNájera
Government
 • AlcaldeErnesto Álvarez Fernández (PP)
Area
 • Total11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Elevation
559 m (1,834 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total200
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)
Websitehttp://www.azofra.org/
36 km to Logroño

EtymologyEdit

The name Azofra appeared in 1199, in a papal bull that conceded privileges to the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. According to Asín,[2] it derives from the Arabic as-suxra, "the tribute", that would record the form in which someone obtained property or the function discharged.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Asín, 1944, 80
  3. ^ Ranz Yubero, José Antonio; de los Mozos, José Ramón López (2002), "Topónimos riojanos del patrimonio emilianense en una bula de 1199. (Archivo de San Millán M. 41-52)", Berceo (in Spanish) (142), pp. 65–76, ISSN 0210-8550