La Rioja

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Rioja, La

(lä rēō`hä), autonomous community (2011 pop. 321,173), 1,948 sq mi (5,045 sq km), N Spain, coextensive with La Rioja prov. A fertile region, it is famous for its fine wines, which are produced chiefly between Logroño and Haro in the upper Ebro Valley.
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La Rioja


province in western Argentina, in the foothills of the Andes. Area, 92,300 sq km. Population, 136,000 (1970). Administrative center, La Rioja. The economy is based on extensive animal husbandry; there is viticulture in the foothills. Agricultural raw materials are processed in La Rioja.

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On August 7, 1999, a 16-year-old man from La Rioja, who had been bitten by a tick 15 days before, was seen in an emergency room and treated with 100 mg of doxycycline twice a day.
The bond's rating is aligned with La Rioja's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) as the bond constitutes an unconditional, unsubordinated and unsecured obligation of the regional government.
The affirmation reflects La Rioja's significantly improved fiscal performance in 2016, and financial support from the central government as well as a high debt burden.