Alquife

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Alquife, Spain
Official seal of Alquife, Spain
Seal
Location of Alquife
Location of Alquife
Country Spain
Province Granada
Municipality Alquife
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 1,195 m (3,921 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 780
 • Density 65.0/km2 (168/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Alquife is a town located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the town has a population of 780 inhabitants. It is famous due to its iron mines that since Ancient Roman times gave prosperity to the area. In February 1997, Compañía Andaluza de Minas fired its 264 workers and closed the operation.

Coordinates: 37°11′N 3°07′W / 37.183°N 3.117°W / 37.183; -3.117