Riotuerto (Rutuertu in Cantabrian) is one of the municipalities of Cantabria, lying between the North Coast of the Cantábrican Sea and the mountains of the Cantabrian Sierra. It is part of the ancient merindad (shire) of Trasmiera. The centre of Riotuerto is La Cavada, once the home of the famed Royal Artillery Factory and now the site of the Town Hall, library and cannon museum. Other barrios include Barrio de Arriba, Lombana, Monte and Angustina.

Riotuerto
Flag of Riotuerto
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Location of Riotuerto
Location of Riotuerto
Riotuerto is located in Spain
Riotuerto
Riotuerto
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°21′12″N 3°42′17″W / 43.35333°N 3.70472°W / 43.35333; -3.70472Coordinates: 43°21′12″N 3°42′17″W / 43.35333°N 3.70472°W / 43.35333; -3.70472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
ProvinceCantabria
ComarcaTrasmiera
Judicial districtMedio Cudeyo
CapitalLa Cavada
Government
 • AlcaldeÁngel Cuadrado Carrera (2011) (PP)
Area
 • Total30.48 km2 (11.77 sq mi)
Elevation
70 m (230 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,609
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39720
Official language(s)Spanish

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.