Logroño


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Logroño

(lōgrō`nyō), city (1990 pop. 121,911), capital of La Rioja autonomous community and prov., N Spain, in La Rioja, on the Ebro River. It is a farm-processing center noted for its Rioja wine; wood and metal products and textiles are also made there. The kings of Navarre and Castile fought over Logroño from the 10th cent. until its annexation (1173) to Castile. The charter granted by Alfonso VI served as a model for those of other cities.
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Logroño

 

a city in Spain in Old Castile; the administrative center of Logroño Province. Population, 84,500 (1970). Logroño is the center of the Rioja grape-growing and wine-making region in the Ebro River valley. Its industries include woodworking, food processing, and the manufacture of furniture and textiles.

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