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Navaleno
—  Municipality  —
Town Hall

Coat of arms
Navaleno is located in Spain
Navaleno
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°49′59″N 3°0′0″W / 41.83306°N 3°W / 41.83306; -3Coordinates: 41°49′59″N 3°0′0″W / 41.83306°N 3°W / 41.83306; -3
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile and León
Province Soria
Comarca Comarca de Pinares
Judicial district Soria
Government
 - Alcalde Domingo Heras López. (2007) (PP)
Area
 - Total 25.03 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,123 m (3,684 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 942
 - Density 37.6/km2 (97.5/sq mi)
 - Demonym navalenenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Navaleno, which means "Meadow of Hay", is a municipality located to the northwest of the province of Soria, in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon, in Spain.

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Geography

  • Altitude: 1,105 meters. Latitude: 41° 49 ' 59 " N. Length: 003° 00 ' 00 ".
  • Located in the zone of Low Pine Groves (Pinares Bajos) between the mountain ranges of Urbión and Resomo by the north, the mountain ranges of Nafria to the south and Cabrejas to the east.
  • It belongs to the jurisdiction district of Burgo de Osma, and is crossed by the road N-234 (Burgos-Soria), main communication way of the zone.
  • Population: 974 inhabitants according to the National Institute of Statistic (2005).

It considerably increases the population in summer for being site of leisure, ideal for senders.

History

It's belongs to the "Hermandad de la Cabaña Real de Carreteros, Burgos-Soria", (Brotherhood of the Royal Route of Cartwrigths Burgos--Soria) , created in XV century during the reign of Catholic Monarchs.

The Parish Church is dedicated to "San Esteban Protomártir".

Economy

The economy comes mainly from the forest industry for the creation of furniture, plank, board etc. Formerly great part of the population was dedicated to the transport of carts, like the neighbour villages. Navaleno and the zone are well known by the abundance and mycological quality that is in its pine groves.

Curiosities

As peculiar data, rolled a scene of the film Doctor Zhivago of David Lean, in the railway station, and had to improvise artificial snow that year because it didn't snow when they wanted to roll the scenes.

Celebrations

  • The Celebrations of the Jesus Child -(Second Sunday of the year) with a theatre contest.
  • The "pingada" May 1st -(pine of a big size, you have to climb like one greasy pole).
  • The celebrations of San Roque -(from August 14th to 18th).
  • San Esteban (December 26th ).

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