Province of Burgos

The Province of Burgos is a province of northern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Palencia, Cantabria, Vizcaya, Álava, La Rioja, Soria, Segovia, and Valladolid. Its capital is the city of Burgos.

Provincial Palace (s. XIX) in Burgos, seat of the Diputación de Burgos, the province governing body
Map of Spain with Burgos highlighted
Coordinates: 42°23′N 3°40′W
Autonomous communityCastille and León
  PresidentCésar Rico Ruiz (PP)
  Total14,292 km2 (5,518 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 11th
 2,78% of Spain
  RankRanked 36th
  Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
 0,80% of Spain
Demonym(s)Spanish: burgalés/a
English: burgalese
Official language(s)Spanish
ParliamentCortes Generales

The Cartularies of Valpuesta from the monastery Santa María de Valpuesta, in Burgos, are considered to be the oldest known documents containing words written in the Spanish language.[2]