Órgiva

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Órgiva
Municipality
View of Órgiva looking eastward
View of Órgiva looking eastward
Flag of Órgiva
Flag
Coat of arms of Órgiva
Coat of arms
Location of Órgiva
Location of Órgiva
Órgiva is located in Spain
Órgiva
Órgiva
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°54′N 3°25′W / 36.900°N 3.417°W / 36.900; -3.417Coordinates: 36°54′N 3°25′W / 36.900°N 3.417°W / 36.900; -3.417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Alpujarras
Judicial district Órgiva
Government
 • Alcaldesa María de los Ángeles Blanco López (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Demonym Orgiveño, -a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18400
Website Official website

Órgiva is a Spanish town municipality in the Alpujarra mountains in the province of Granada, Andalusia. It has a population of around 6,000 and lies in the Alpujarra valley between the Sierra de Lujar and Sierra Nevada.

Overview[edit]

In recent years it has become a popular tourist destination for those visiting the Alpujarras, and the town is often described as "the gateway" to this area. Bus services connect Órgiva to the coast and Málaga, to Lanjarón and the provincial capital Granada, and to the villages of the Alpujarras. A large market is held on Thursdays.[1] The town is host to a newly opened municipal swimming pool and football pitch. There are three well known alternative communities in the area, the most famous being Beneficio.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rough Guide
  2. ^ Beneficio Orgiva, Spain. Fellowship for Intentional Communities. 2009.

External links[edit]

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