Orientation & Geography

Europe, Spain, Provincia de Burgos

Amaya is the name of a village (pop. 67 (as of 2002)) in the municipality of Sotresgudo, Burgos, in Castile-Leon, Spain. After the campaigns of Alfonso I of Asturias (739-757) against the Moors, the city lay an abandoned in the largely empty buffer zone between Moors and Christians known at the time as "The Desert of the Duero" and was part of the "RepoblaciĆ³n" (repopulation) effort carried out a century later, during the reign of OrdoƱo I of Asturias (850-866). At that time it was a more important and significant place than at present.