La Rioja is located in the north of Spain. Northwards is the Basque Country, eastwards is Navarre and southeast is Aragon. Castile-Leon surrounds the rest of la Rioja from the south around to the northwest.
La Rioja lies along the western side of the Ebro Valley (el Valle del Ebro), indeed the Ebro River (el Río Ebro) flows through the region, as does the Oja River from which the region was named (el Río Oja).
This region of Spain covers approximately 5,000 km2, representing around 1% of Spain’s total area. It has a mix of different geographical features.