SORIA is a province of central
* 1 Overview * 2 Economy
* 3 Subdivision
* 3.1 Comarcas
* 4 Coat of arms
* 4.1 Municipalities
* 5 Notes and references * 6 External links
It is bordered by the provinces of La Rioja , Zaragoza , Guadalajara
, Segovia , and Burgos .
Of the province's population of 91,487 (2002), nearly 40% live in the
The province's most important agricultural products are cereals. In the 1950s there were a total of 70,000 hectares cultivated land, but excessive fragmentation and lack of mechanization resulted in a very low productivity. In 1960, while the agricultural sector accounted for 69% of workers in the province, 70% of farms were used exclusively for animal rearing. There are currently about 100,000 hectares of land in the province dedicated to the cultivation of wheat and other 100,000 hectares for barley cultivation.
The indigenous forest resources are also being exploited for timber,
resin and collecting mushrooms. Marble quarries are located in
Espejón while Sierra de Toranzo and
Ólvega have iron mines.
Magnetite sources are also being exploited in Borobia. The capital
Map showing the comarcas of the Province of
Comarca de Almazán
* Comarca de Berlanga
* Comarca de Burgo de Osma
* Comarca de Campo de Gómara
* Comarca de El Valle
* Comarca de Pinares
* Comarca de
COAT OF ARMS
The province's coat of arms bears the motto
Main article: List of municipalities in
NOTES AND REFERENCES
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