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Melgar de Fernamental

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Melgar de Fernamental is a municipality and town lying by the Pisuerga river, located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2008 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,898 inhabitants.Former MunicipalitiesIncorporated to Melgar in the 1970s, were the former municipalities of 09349 Santa María Ananúñez from Burgos province and 34162 San Llorente de la Vega from Palencia province, including the following places: Melgar. San Llorente de la Vega Santa María Ananúñez Tagarrosa Valtierra de Ríopisuerga. Another municipalities incorporated to Melgar in past centuries: San Zibrián (14th century) San Juan (14th century) Zorita Quintanilla de Muñoroz (16th century) Abánades de Abaxo Abánades del Medio Abánades de Suso (14th century)HistoryBy the time of Roman Empire, the ancient city of Dessobriga was placed between the municipalities of Melgar de Fernamental, Osorno La Mayor and Osornillo, being its land Melgarese ground today. However, through this area passed multiple Roman roadways. Among them, the most important was the Hispania-Italica, which passed through cities such as Caesaraugusta, Segisamone and Asturicaugusta. The Saldania Roadway started by the river Pisuerga, opposite the town. The Pisuerga Roadway connected the actual municipalities of Herrera de Pisuerga and Astudillo, passing on the fertile plain of the river at the foot of Melgar.
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