Castellar de la Frontera

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Castellar de la Frontera
Municipality
View of the medieval castle atop Castellar de la Frontera.
View of the medieval castle atop Castellar de la Frontera.
Flag of Castellar de la Frontera
Flag
Coat of arms of Castellar de la Frontera
Coat of arms
Location of Castellar de la Frontera
Location of Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera is located in Spain
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°19′N 5°27′W / 36.317°N 5.450°W / 36.317; -5.450
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Cádiz
Comarca Campo de Gibraltar
Judicial district San Roque
Founded 1971 (Pueblo Nuevo)
Government
 • Mayor Juan Casanova Correa
Area
 • Total 178.84 km2 (69.05 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,175
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Demonym Castellarenses, Chisparreros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11350, Railway station: 11349
Dialing code (+34) 956
Website Official website

Castellar de la Frontera is a town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, southern Spain.

Description[edit]

Castellar de la Frontera is a village within a castle surrounded by the walls of a well preserved Moorish fortress. It is located within the Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales next to a reservoir formed by the Guadarranque River. The village was abandoned in the 1970s and its inhabitants moved to the aptly named Nuevo Castellar (Spanish: New Castellar). The derelict state of the village attracted a number of Germans who took over the empty houses and built temporary dwellings outside the walls. The village was later repopulated[1] reporting a population in 2012 of 3,202.[2] On clear days you can see the North African coast, Gibraltar and the villages on the mountains near Málaga to the north. Castellar is in an isolated location, at the end of a mountain road that runs off the A-368. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Castellar to the inter-city N-340 road and 25 kilometres (16 mi) to Gibraltar or Algeciras.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crone, Jim. "Places of Interest in Spain". DiscoverGibraltar.com. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Castellar de la Frontera - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía, accessed May 2013

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