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Uruñuela is a farming municipality in the autonomous region of La Rioja, just 23 km from the region's capital, Logroño, and 3 km from Nájera. Uruñuela covers 10.4 km2. Today the municipality's surface area measures 13.9 km2, as on the 10 March 2010, the La Rioja government passed Law 3/2010 modifying the municipal areas of Torremontalbo and Uruñuela. Under this ruling, Somalo left the first of these municipalities and became part of the second. The town is 499 metres above sea level and is part of the district of Nájera. The current population is around 950, although this figure increases considerably in summer. Over the last century, the population decreased by 25%.
-Location: It is part of the district of Nájera. The municipality is in the Yalde Valley.
-Area: 10.4 km2.
-Height: 498 metres.
-Economy: This is a farming area and the main crops are grapes and potatoes.
The Parish Church of San Servando and San Germán from the 16th century was built over the primitive one of San Sebastián. The highlight is the Churrigueresque reredos by Francisco de la Cueva. It also houses the tomb with reclining statue of Pablo Martínez de Uruñuela, abbot of the monastery of Nájera in the 15th century, and born in Uruñuela. Jurisdictional symbol. Noblemen mansions. Daily market. SURROUNDINGS: La Virgen del Patrocinio Chapel (18th century), on the road to Nájera. Location of the Edesa Fountain, with poplar groves and picnic areas.
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