Yécora/Iekora

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Yécora, kent as Iekora an aw, is a toun an municipality in the province o Álava, in the Basque Kintra, northren Spain.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yecora haes a aurie o 18.8 km ² an a population o 299 indwallers (2008). Yecora is situatit in soothren Álava, athin the wine region o Rioja Alavesa, on the mairch wi Navarre, close tae La Rioja. Yecora is at 694m abuin sea level, at the fuit o the muntains o Cantabrie an Codes.

The adjacent municipalities are Lapoblación tae the north; Oyón-Oion tae the sooth-east; an Lanciego/Lantziego tae the wast. The caipital o the region, Laguardia, is 15 km tae the wast. The provincial caipital, Vitoria-Gasteiz is 50 km awa. The ceety o Logroño, caipital o La Rioja is 13 km tae the sooth.

The nearest veelages are Lanciego an Lapoblación.

Economy an society[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yécora is a landwart commonty, wi 37% o the wirkforce wirkin in agricultur an wine production. Thare are 4 wineries in the veelage, (John Campinún Vallarmen, an Jalon Ibalonja Solar) that produce Rioja as well as a cooperative, St. Sixtus, which produces wines an Valsierra Campolengo.

The veelage haes a soummin puil, opened in 2006, a halth centre, leisur centre an auditorium.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage is first recordit in the 11t hunderyear cartular o San Millán unner the name Equora or Ecora. It wis then kent as Laguardia; in 1669 the keeng Charles II grantit the title o toun. The commonty later adoptit the offeecial name Yécora (or Iekora).

Heritage[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yécora haes mony Renaissance biggins. The maist prominent biggin is the kirk o San Juan Bautista, biggit in Gothic an Renaissance style. It haes a 14t-hunderyear square touer, a Renaissance façade decoratit wi angels an twa columns wi Corinthian caipitals.

Ootside the toun is the shrine o Santa María de Bercijana which wis restored in 1984.

Thare is a medieval spring kent as the Fuente Vieja.

Festivals an tradeetions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Several processions are held durin the year at the Bercijana shrine. The maist important festivals are Santo Domingo in Mey an the hairst thanksgivin in August.

  • In Mey, celebratin the day o Santo Domingo, the fowk process frae the chapel at Bercijana, carryin the image o the Virgin o Bercijana tae the Kirk o St. John the Baptist in Yécora.
  • In late August, durin the hairst festival, the fowk cairy the statue o the patron saunt o Yécora, accompaniet bi bagpipes an dance.

Thir celebrations, thegether wi a tradeetional pilgrimage tae San Tirso in the Sierra de Cantabria in Juin, are uisually held annually in the toun.

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Coordinates: 42°34′4″N 2°28′13″W / 42.56778°N 2.47028°W / 42.56778; -2.47028