Province of Burgos

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Burgos
Provincial Palace (s. XIX) in Burgos, seat of the Diputación de Burgos, the province governing body
Provincial Palace (s. XIX) in Burgos, seat of the Diputación de Burgos, the province governing body
Flag of Burgos
Flag
Coat of arms of Burgos
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Burgos highlighted
Map of Spain with Burgos highlighted
Coordinates: 42°23′N 3°40′W / 42.383°N 3.667°W / 42.383; -3.667Coordinates: 42°23′N 3°40′W / 42.383°N 3.667°W / 42.383; -3.667
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastille and León
CapitalBurgos
Government
 • PresidentCésar Rico Ruiz (PP)
Area
 • Total14,292 km2 (5,518 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 11
 2,78% of Spain
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total356,119
 • RankRanked 36
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
 0,80% of Spain
Demonym(s)Spanish: burgalés/a
English: burgalese
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales
Websitewww.burgos.es

The Province of Burgos is a province of northern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León.

It is bordered by the provinces of Palencia, Cantabria, Vizcaya, Álava, La Rioja, Soria, Segovia, and Valladolid.

Its capital is the city of Burgos.

The Cartularies of Valpuesta from the monastery Santa María de Valpuesta, in Burgos, are considered to be the oldest known documents having words written in the Spanish language.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. "Origin and history of Spanish language: First manuscripts". 2013.