Calanda, Spain

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Calanda, Spain
Skyline of Calanda, Spain
Official seal of Calanda, Spain
Seal
Calanda, Spain is located in Iberia
Calanda, Spain
Coordinates: 40°56′N 0°14′W / 40.933°N 0.233°W / 40.933; -0.233Coordinates: 40°56′N 0°14′W / 40.933°N 0.233°W / 40.933; -0.233
Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Teruel
Municipality Calanda
Area
 • Total 112.26 km2 (43.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,899
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Calanda is a town in the province of Teruel, in Aragon, Spain. It lies on the southern fringe of the Ebro river basin, at the confluence of the Guadalope and Guadalopillo rivers.

The climate is transitional between Mediterranean and Continental. Its economy is based in agriculture, especially peaches and olives, both having a Protected Designation of Origin, Melocoton de Calanda in the case of the peach production and Aceite del Bajo Aragon in the case of the olive oil, other agricultural produce are almonds and other fruits and residual cereal production. It was the hometown of Spanish film director Luis Buñuel.

Historic structures[edit]

  • Acueducto de Los Arcos
  • Ermita del Humilladero (16th century)
  • Templo del Pilar (17th century)
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza (17th century)
  • Convento del Desierto (17th century)
  • Casa Fortón-Cascajares (18th century)
  • Casa Buñuel (20th century)

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Templo del Pilar.
Demographic evolution of Calanda between 1716 and 2007
2007 2004 2001 1996 1991 1908 1901 1824 1771 1716
3897 3598 3474 3596 3552 4408 3876 2456 2160 1258

See also[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Allanegui y Lusarreta, Vicente: Apuntes históricos sobre la Historia de Calanda, 1998, Zaragoza: Ayuntamiento de Calanda-Parroquia de la Esperanza de Calanda-Instituto de Estudios Turolenses.
  • García Miralles, Manuel: Historia de Calanda, 1969, Valencia: Tipografía Artística Puertes.

Filmography[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Archaeology: Camino de la Vega de Albalate[edit]

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