Castillo de Locubín

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Castillo de Locubín, Spain


Country Spain
Province Jaén
Municipality Castillo de Locubín
 • Total 104 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation 706 m (2,316 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,000
 • Density 0.0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Castillo de Locubín is a village located in the south-western corner of the province of Jaén, in Andalucia, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the village has a population of 5000 inhabitants.

Castillo de Locubín is a pueblo blanco or white village, so named for the white-washed external walls of the houses. It is located in the foothills of the Sierra Sur. The Moorish castle is in ruins. The 16th-century church is dedicated to St Peter the Apostle. Castillo main local crafts are pottery and ceramics. During the first week in June, a cherry fair to celebrate the Cherry harvest is held, with competitions for the best liqueurs, desserts and cuisine based on cherry. Castillo is 7 kilometers north of Alcalá la Real and 2 km from the N432 main road.

Coordinates: 37°31′N 3°56′W / 37.517°N 3.933°W / 37.517; -3.933