Aznalcóllar

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Aznalcóllar
city
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Official seal of Aznalcóllar
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Aznalcóllar is located in Spain
Aznalcóllar
Aznalcóllar
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°31′N 6°16′W / 37.517°N 6.267°W / 37.517; -6.267
Country Spain
Province Seville
Comarca Sierra Norte de Sevilla
Government
 • Mayor Juan Jose Ranchal
Area
 • Total 199 km2 (77 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 6,185
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Demonym Aznalcolleros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Aznalcóllar is a city located in the province of Seville, southern Spain. It is located at the feet of the Sierra Morena.

Aznalcollar mine[edit]

Main article: Aznalcollar mine

The Boliden mine produces around 125,000 tonnes of zinc and 2.9 million ounces of silver per year.

The residue pool at the mine burst in late April 1998 sending a toxic wave into Doñana National Park, one of Europe's largest nature reserves. The spill caused damage over an area of around 30-kilometres, destroying rare plant and wildlife.[1]

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External links[edit]

  • Aznalcóllar - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía