Atarfe

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Atarfe
Municipality
View of the city showing its Pink Floyd park and surrounding mountains.
View of the city showing its Pink Floyd park and surrounding mountains.
Coat of arms of Atarfe
Coat of arms
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Atarfe is located in Spain
Atarfe
Atarfe
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°13′22″N 3°41′24″W / 37.2229°N 3.6899°W / 37.2229; -3.6899Coordinates: 37°13′22″N 3°41′24″W / 37.2229°N 3.6899°W / 37.2229; -3.6899
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Vega de Granada
Judicial district Granada
Government
 • Alcalde Tomás Ruiz Maeso (2010) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 602 m (1,975 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,432
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Demonym Atarfeño, ña
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18230
Website Official website

Atarfe is a city in the province of Granada, Spain. In 2011, the city's population was recorded as being 16,432. The municipality is included in the Granada Metropolitan Area.

1956 earthquake[edit]

On 19 April 1956, Atarfe and the neighboring city of Albolote were struck by Spain's worst earthquake of the 20th century, a 5.0 MW temblor. 12 people died from the earthquake and subsequent landslide, and many of the city's buildings were ruined.[1]

Pink Floyd park[edit]

Atarfe is famous for its music concerts. In 2008, Roger Waters, a former member of the band Pink Floyd, played there,[2] resulting in a public park dedicated to Pink Floyd being created by the council.[3]

Coliseo de Atarfe[edit]

Other notable music acts have played in Atarfe, including Placebo, Mark Knopfler and Leonard Cohen,[4] either playing in the Coliseo de Atarfe football stadium[5] or outdoors in the Recinto de Feria. The Coliseo also hosts corridas where top bullfighters such as El Fandi, El Cordobes and Paquirri appear.[6]

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