Miranda de Ebro

Miranda De Ebro

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Miranda de Ebro

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Miranda de Ebro is a city on the Ebro river in the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. It is located in the north-eastern part of the province, on the border with the province of Álava and the autonomous community of La Rioja. According to the 2008 census conducted by Spain's National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), it has a population of 39,589 inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in the province after the capital, Burgos.

The city has an industrial economy focusing on the chemical industry. It is an important transportation hub, especially as a railroad junction. Within are the cities of Bilbao, Burgos, Logroño and Vitoria.

Geography

The city of Miranda de Ebro is located in the northeastern part of the province of Burgos, from the capital, in the autonomous community of Castile and León (Spain). The coordinates of the city are: latitude 42º 41 ' 6 " N, longitude 2º 55 ' 60 " W; it has an area of , a perimeter of and is above sea level, according to the National Geographic Institute.

The city is divided into two parts by the river Ebro. The old part is named Aquende and the new part is named Allende.

History

The first settlements in the area date from the Iron Age. The Roman ruins of Arce are located only from Miranda. There, according to the most recent studies, the Roman city of Deóbriga was built. Roman ruins are also found in the nearby municipalities of...
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