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DURUELO DE LA SIERRA is a municipality of Spain
Spain
, in the province of Soria
Soria
, Autonomous Community of Castile and León
Castile and León
(Spanish Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León).

CONTENTS

* 1 Population
Population
* 2 Geography * 3 Monuments and Statues * 4 Flora and fauna * 5 Economy * 6 Locations

* 7 International relations

* 7.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

* 8 Festivals and traditions

* 8.1 Festivals * 8.2 Traditions

* 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links

POPULATION

Duruelo de la Sierra
Duruelo de la Sierra
has an area of 44.55 km², with a population of 1,473 inhabitants and a density of 31.56/km².

GEOGRAPHY

* Altitude: 1205 metres * Distance to Soria: 55 kilometres

MONUMENTS AND STATUES

* Santa Marina Hermitage. * San Miguel Arcángel Church (12th Century), extended 16th Century. * Medieval Graveyard, behind San Miguel's Church. Much touristic interest, dating from the 9th to the 10th Century. (Spanish Necròpolis Medieval)

FLORA AND FAUNA

The flora of this particular region is emphasized by Scots Pine (Spanish: pino albar), accompanied by Erica vagans
Erica vagans
(Spanish: brezo), and Oak
Oak
Tree (Spanish: roble).

The fauna for this particular region is emphasized by Red Deer (Spanish: ciervo), European Roe Deer (Spanish: corzo), Wild Boar (Spanish: jabalí) and Eagle
Eagle
(Spanish: águila).

ECONOMY

Duruelo de la Sierra
Duruelo de la Sierra
and Covaleda between the pine forest, as seen from the Mirador de Castroviejo.

* Forest advantages, distribution between neighbours results in a gain of sales of the pines. * Furniture and Wood Industry, the great industrial estate is currently expanding. * There exists several sawmills where the pines become planks, and are sold to Spain
Spain
and other countries.

LOCATIONS

* Pico de Urbión (lit. Tip of Urbión): observed from the valley, much touristic interest. * Castroviejo: location contains unusual rock formations. * Cueva Serena (lit. Calm Cave) * La Chorla * Ambas Cuerdas (lit. Both Cords) * Fuente del berro (lit. Source of the Watercress) * Peñas blancas (lit. White Rocks) * Laguna de Urbión (lit. Lagoon of Urbión) * Nacimiento del Duero (lit. Birth of Duero)

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

TWIN TOWNS — SISTER CITIES

Duruelo de la Sierra
Duruelo de la Sierra
is twinned with:

* Porto
Porto
, Portugal
Portugal

FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS

FESTIVALS

* Martes de Carnaval: A Tuesday of February or March. * Santa Marina: 17 and 18 of July. * El Cristo: 13 to 17 of September.

TRADITIONS

* La Ronda: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval and Santa Marina. * Vaca Flaca: the celebration of Martes de Carnaval. * La Rueda (lit. The Wheel) * Colgar al Judas (lit. Hanging of Judas)

SEE ALSO

* Picos de Urbión
Picos de Urbión

REFERENCES

* ^ "International Relations of the City of Porto" (PDF). © 2006-2009 Municipal Directorateofthe PresidencyServices InternationalRelationsOffice. Retrieved 2009-07-10.

EXTERNAL LINKS

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