La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logrono (Logroño). Other cities and towns in the province include Calahorra, Arnedo, Alfaro, Haro, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, and Najera (Nájera). It has an estimated population of 322,415 inhabitants (INE 2010).
It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country (province of Álava) to the north, Navarre to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast (province of Zaragoza), and Castile and Leon to the west and south (provinces of Burgos and Soria).