Ezcaray

Ezcaray is a town and municipality in the Oja Valley in the La Rioja region of northern Spain.

Ezcaray
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Coat of arms of Ezcaray
Ezcaray is located in La Rioja, Spain
Ezcaray
Ezcaray
Location in La Rioja
Ezcaray is located in Spain
Ezcaray
Ezcaray
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 3°00′48″W / 42.32667°N 3.01333°W / 42.32667; -3.01333Coordinates: 42°19′36″N 3°00′48″W / 42.32667°N 3.01333°W / 42.32667; -3.01333
Country Spain
Autonomous community La Rioja
ProvinceLa Rioja
Area
 • Total14.69 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,027
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
26280
Official languageSpanish
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The name is of Basque origin.[2] The town is situated at the base of the San Lorenzo peak and is 13 km from the Valdezcaray ski area.

DemographicsEdit

Population centresEdit

PoliticsEdit

List of mayors since the democratic elections of 1979
Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1979–1983 José Antonio Cornejo Vitoria PSOE
1983–1987 AP
1987–1991 Manuel Ángel Vilches Martín PSOE
1991–1995 Rodolfo Valgañón Mateo PR
1995–1999 Fernando Sanz Úbeda PP
1999–2003 Fernando Sanz Úbeda PP
2003–2007 Jesús Garrido Arrea/ Juan Carlos Sáez Gómez PSOE/PP
2007–2011 Jesús Garrido Arrea PSOE
2011–2015 Diego Bengoa de la Cruz PP
2015–2019 Diego Bengoa de la Cruz PP
2019– Gonzalo Abajo Monge PSOE

Places of interestEdit

  • Church of Santa María la Mayor
  • Royal Cloth Factory of Ezcaray
  • Hermitage of the Virgin of Allende
  • Hermitage of Saint Barbara
  • Palace of Barroeta
  • Calvary of Saint Lazarus

Notable peopleEdit

  • Armando Buscarini, poet
  • Francisco Antonio Barbadillo Vitoria
  • Pedro Antonio Barroeta y Ángel, archbishop of Lima
  • Santiago Lope Gonzalo, musician and composer
  • Andrés de la Calleja, painter
  • Carlos Perujo
  • Jaime Nava

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Historical and current Toponimy of the districts of Ezcaray, Valgañón, Zorraquín and Ojacastro (Rioja) (in Spanish)

External linksEdit