Aranda de Duero

Aranda de Duero
Municipality
Villa de Aranda
Aerial view of Aranda de Duero (right), with the industrial parks in the foreground
Aerial view of Aranda de Duero (right), with the industrial parks in the foreground
Flag of Aranda de Duero
Flag
Official seal of Aranda de Duero
Seal
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos
Comarca Ribera del Duero
Founded 961
Government
 •  Mayor Raquel González Benito ( PP)
Area
 • Total 127.28 km2 (49.14 sq mi)
 • Land 126 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 798 m (2,618 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 33,459
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
Postal code 09400
Rivers Arandilla, Duero, Bañuelos
Demonym Arandino/a
Website http://www.arandadeduero.es/

Aranda de Duero is a town and municipality, capital of the Ribera del Duero comarca, in south of the province of Burgos, in Castile and León, Spain. It has a population of roughly 33,000 people. The post code for the town is 09400. The closest airport is in Burgos.

The municipality of Aranda de Duero is made up of three towns: Aranda de Duero (seat or capital), La Aguilera and Sinovas.

Aranda de Duero is the capital of the Ribera del Duero wine region. The town is unique for having wine cellars that interconnect below the streets of the town centre. Wine clubs (peñas) celebrate special events in these cellars.

Aranda de Duero is at the junction of several transport routes across Spain. The N1 autovía (known as A-1) runs north / south by Aranda, along which visitors and import/export goods travel between Madrid and the south coast. Another important road running east to west connects Portugal with important cities on the way (e.g. Zamora, Valladolid, Soria) and the east coast. Its location at the juncture of these routes has led to Aranda de Duero acquiring a growing recognition and function as a business centre. Several multinational corporations, such as Michelin and GlaxoSmithKline have large facilities in the area.

A dish called "Lechazo" is a local speciality. This is roast baby lamb and is usually served with a basic salad and lots of "torta" bread for dipping in the meat juices.

Council of Aranda

An ecclesiastical synod was held at Aranda in the province of Burgos in Spain, in 1473, by Alfonso Carillo, Archbishop of Toledo, to overcome the ignorance and evil lives of ecclesiastics. Among the twenty-nine canons of the council is one which says that orders shall not be conferred on those who are ignorant of Latin. Several canons deal with clerical concubinage, simony, clandestine marriages, etc.

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