Albolote

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Albolote
City
Flag of Albolote
Flag
Official seal of Albolote
Seal
Location of Albolote
Location of Albolote
Coordinates: 37°13′50″N 3°39′25″W / 37.23056°N 3.65694°W / 37.23056; -3.65694Coordinates: 37°13′50″N 3°39′25″W / 37.23056°N 3.65694°W / 37.23056; -3.65694
Country Spain
Province Granada
Comarca Vega de Granada
Municipality Albolote
Area
 • Total 79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 15,563
 • Density 197.0/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Albolote is a city located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to Spain's Instituto Nacional de Estadística, the city had a total population of 15,563 in 2005.

On 19 April 1956, Albolote and the neighboring town of Atarfe were struck by Spain's worst earthquake of the 20th century, a 5.0 MW temblor. About a dozen people died from the earthquake and subsequent landslide, and many buildings were ruined.[1]

The Granada metro, scheduled to open in 2014, will provide the town with a light metro link to central Granada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The earthquake of Atarfe-Albolote: 19th of April 1956". UGR.es. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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