Montes de Oca (shire)

Montes de Oca (shire)
Montes de Oca
Country Flag of España Spain
Autonomous community Bandera de Castilla y León.svg Castile and León
Province Flag of Burgos Burgos

Montes de Oca is a region located east of the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castille and Leon. It is bounded on the north by La Bureba, south on Sierra de la Demanda, on the east by the province of La Rioja and west the Alfoz of Burgos.



When the roman arrives to the area, it was terrirory of the Autrigones tribe.

After the razzias of the eight century, Montes de Oca was repopulated mainly by Astur, Cantabri, Visigothic and Vascones (Basques) origins in the mid-ninth century, although remained border between the County of Castile with the Caliphate of Córdoba and its allies for at least a century and was afterwards border between kingdom of Castile and the kingdom of Navarre till the mid-twelfth century. During this period the shire to which belonged change from one kingdom to another until finally passed to the kingdom of Castile after an award, in 1146.

Administrative Entities

The shire capital is Belorado and this small city agrees with its old judicial party, excluding Alcocero de Mola.

Municipalities (27)[1]

Minor Local Entities (26)[2]

  • Alarcia (Rábanos)
  • Cueva Cardiel (Oca)
  • Espinosa del Monte (San Vicente)
  • Eterna (Burgos) (Belorado)
  • Ezquerra (Villagalijo)
  • Fresneña (*)
  • Garganchón (Pradoluengo)
  • Ocón de Villafranca (Villafranca)
  • Puras de Villafranca (Belorado)
  • Quintanaloranco (Belorado)
  • Quintanilla del Monte en Rioja (Redecilla del Campo)
  • Quintanilla del Monte en Juarros (Villaescusa)
  • Rábanos (*)
  • San Clemente del Valle (San Vicente)
  • San Pedro del Monte en Rioja (Bascuñana)
  • Santa Olalla del Valle (Villagalijo)
  • Sotillo de Rioja (Redecilla del Campo)
  • Turrientes (Cerratón)
  • Villaescusa la Solana (Villaescusa)
  • Villaescusa la Sombría (*)
  • Villalbos (Oca)
  • Villalmóndar (Oca)
  • Villalómez (Oca)
  • Villamayor del Río (Fresneña)
  • Villamudria (Rábanos)
  • Villanasur Río de Oca (Oca)

Villages (12)

  • Ahedillo (Alarcia) D
  • Alba (Villafranca) D
  • Avellanosa de Rioja (Belorado)
  • Castil de Carrias (Belorado)
  • Loranquillo (Belorado)
  • Mozoncillo de Oca (Oca)
  • Pradilla de Belorado (Fresneda)
  • Quintanilla de las Dueñas (Cerezo)
  • San Cristóbal del Monte (Fresneña)
  • San Miguel de Pedroso (Belorado)
  • San Otero (Cerratón)
  • Soto del Valle (Santa Cruz)

See also

Shires of the province of Burgos.
  Alfoz de Burgos
  Ribera del Duero
  Montes de Oca
  Sierra de la Demanda
  • Province of Burgos
  • Shires of Burgos


  1. ^ In parentheses is the number of minor local entities from each municipality
  2. ^ brackets the name of the municipality to which they belong. An asterisk (*) indicates that the agency agrees with the capital

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