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Melgar de Fernamental, Spain

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Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Burgos
Municipality Melgar de Fernamental
Area
 - Total 109 km2 (42.1 sq mi)
Elevation 821 m (2,694 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 1.898
 - Density 17.3/km2 (44.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Melgar de Fernamental Council

Melgar de Fernamental is a municipality lying by the Pisuerga river, located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2008 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,898 inhabitants.

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Former Municipalities

Incorporated in the 70's of the Twentieth Century the former municipalities of 09349 Santa María Ananúñez from Burgos province and 34162 San Llorente de la Vega from Palencia province, including the following places:

  • Melgar.
  • San Llorente de la Vega
  • Santa María Ananúñez
  • Tagarrosa
  • Valtierra de Ríopisuerga.

Another municipalities incorporated to Melgar in past centuries:

  • San Zibrián (XIVth Century)
  • San Juan (XIVth Century)
  • Zorita
  • Quintanilla de Muñoroz (XVIth Century)
  • Abánades de Abaxo
  • Abánades del Medio
  • Abánades de Suso (XIVth Century)

History

By the time of Roman Empire, the ancient city of Dessobriga was placed between the municipalities of Melgar de Fernamental, Osorno La Mayor and Osornillo, being its land Melgarese ground today. However, through this area passed multiple roman roadways. Among them, the most important was the Hispania-Italica, which passed through cities such as Caesaraugusta, Segisamone and Asturicaugusta. The Saldania Roadway started by the river Pisuerga, opposite the town. The Pisuerga Roadway connected the actual municipalities of Herrera de Pisuerga and Astudillo, passing on the fertile plain of the river at the foot of Melgar.

Photographic Video Artwork

The 24th November, 2007, a melgarese neighbour created a photographic video artwork about the town which was very appreciated by both inhabitants of Melgar and visitors. It is a summary of marvellous hidden corners, fiestas, meeting places, hermitages, people, surroundings, landscapes and much more. You can see it by clicking here.

Demography

Demographic Progress of Melgar de Fernamental since 1900

Source: National Institute of Statistics (Spain) - Graphic Design: Melekara.com
Minor Division: 20 inhabitants.


Population Decrease in this municipality has been stopped for two years.

In 2007, 1.747 inhabitants lived in the main urban area and the rest in different places which were incorporated to Melgar.

Tourism

Monuments and places of interest:

  • Assumption of Our Lady Church
  • Cordon House
  • Palazuelos House
  • Our Lady of Zorita Hermitage

Bibliography

Melgar de Fernamental, Domingo Ortega Gutiérrez, Simancas Ediciones, S.A. Legal deposit VA-500-94 (1994, Valladolid, Spain). Copyright Melgar de Fernamental Council.

Coordinates: 42°24′N 4°15′W / 42.4°N 4.25°W / 42.4; -4.25

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