Valencia de Don Juan

Valencia de Don Juan (Spanish pronunciation: [baˈlenθja ðe ðoŋ ˈxwan]; Coyanza in Leonese language) is a municipality located in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain. In 2013, the municipality had a population of 5,199.[2]

Valencia de Don Juan / Coyanza
Castillo de Valencia de Don Juan [es]
Official seal of Valencia de Don Juan / Coyanza
Seal
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceLeón
MunicipalityValencia de Don Juan
Area
 • Total58 km2 (22 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,302
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Originally, Valencia de Don Juan was named Comeniaca and Castrum Covianca in Roman times. In the High Middle Ages, it appeared as Cives Quoianka and Coyanza or Coyança (as it appears in the current seal, in addition to being evoked in the gentile "coyantino"). This lasted until the thirteenth century in which it was changed by Valencia de Campos, before renamed to the current name after its first lord and duke, Infante John of Portugal.[3]

LanguageEdit

Coyanza City Council promotes Leonese language courses.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística
  3. ^ Apuntes sobre el nombre de Valencia de D. Juan

External linksEdit

  Media related to Valencia de Don Juan at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 42°18′N 5°31′W / 42.300°N 5.517°W / 42.300; -5.517