Clavijo

Clavijo is a municipality of the autonomous community of La Rioja (Spain). It is located near the capital, Logroño. As of 2009, its population was of 276 inhabitants.

Clavijo
Clavijo - La Rioja.JPG
Coat of arms of Clavijo
Coat of arms
Clavijo is located in Spain
Clavijo
Clavijo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°21′N 2°25′W / 42.350°N 2.417°W / 42.350; -2.417
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ProvinceLa Rioja
ComarcaLogroño
Government
 • MayorJosé Fernando Porres Castillo
Area
 • Total19.66 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Elevation
872 m (2,861 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total273
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Clavillenses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26130
WebsiteOfficial website

In 834, according to a 12th-century spurious charter and later traditional records, the legendary battle of Clavijo between Ramiro I of Asturias and Abd ar-Rahman II of Córdoba took place nearby, but the battle was a fabrication and didn't take place.

Main sightsEdit

  • Castle, built by the Moors[who?] in the 9th century
  • Monastery of San Prudencio de Monte Laturce, founded in the 6th century
  • Hermitage of Santiago (18th century)
  • Parish church (16th-17th century)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Clavijo at Wikimedia Commons