Arboleas

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Arboleas, Spain
Coordinates: 37°21′N 2°04′W / 37.350°N 2.067°W / 37.350; -2.067Coordinates: 37°21′N 2°04′W / 37.350°N 2.067°W / 37.350; -2.067
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Municipality Almería
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Pérez Miras (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25.1 sq mi)
Elevation 278 m (917 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,819
 • Density 43.4/km2 (112.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arboleas is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Found in the Almanzora valley, Arboleas is a small town on the bank of the now dryAlmanzora River, in the spurs of the Sierra de los Filabres.

It has a strong agricultural economy growing citrus, olive trees, almond trees and cereals such as wheat and barley.

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1999 1,540 —    
2000 1,540 +0.0%
2001 1,615 +4.9%
2002 1,782 +10.3%
2003 2,000 +12.2%
2004 2,310 +15.5%
2005 2,819 +22.0%
Source: INE (Spain)
  • Distance to the capital (km): 120
  • Local Inhabitants: Arboleanos
  • Number of Inhabitants: 1540
  • Postal Code: 04660

The village of Arboleas is situated on the riverbank in the Almanzora valley, one of many small settlements along the course of the river, which waters the fertile plain. It has a strong agricultural economy, producing citrus fruit, olives, almonds and cereals. Its history can be traced back to prehistoric times, through to the Romans, Moors and Christians, though the origins of the present village are medieval.

Places of Interest[edit]

  • Church of Santiago, late 19th century
  • Torre de Arboleas, possibly a 15th-century watchtower, now a clock
  • The bridge over the river

Festivals[edit]

  • Saint James, 25 July
  • San Roque, 15 August
  • Patron Saint festivities, last Sunday in October

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