Júzcar

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Júzcar
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Júzcar is located in Spain
Júzcar
Júzcar
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 36°37′N 5°10′W / 36.617°N 5.167°W / 36.617; -5.167
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Málaga
Government
 • Mayor David Fernández Tirado
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 221
 • Density 6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Demonym Juzcareños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Júzcar is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is situated in the east of province in the Valle del Genal. The municipality is situated approximately 22 kilometres from Ronda and 113 from the provincial capital of Málaga. It belongs to the comarca of Serranía de Ronda.

Júzcar, painted blue

The town had been one of the White Towns of Andalusia, with buildings traditionally whitewashed. In spring 2011, buildings in the town (including the church and gravestones) were painted smurf-blue by Sony Pictures to celebrate the premiere of the Smurfs movie.[1] 4,000 litres (880 imp gal; 1,100 US gal) of paint were used. In December 2011, Sony offered to repaint the town white. Citizens voted to leave the buildings painted blue, as an estimated 80,000 tourists visited in the six months following the repainting. The town normally had seen 300 tourists per year.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Júzcar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C 16 17 19 20 23 26 28 29 26 22 19 17 21.8
Daily mean °C 10 9 11 13 15 24 24 24 21 18 13 11 16.1
Average low °C 11 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 19 17 14 12 15.6
Precipitation mm 104,8 84,3 67,8 71,7 30,6 10 5 5 24,2 94,7 102,5 192,3
Average high °F 61 63 66 68 73 79 82 84 79 72 66 63 71.3
Daily mean °F 50 48 52 55 59 75 75 75 70 64 55 52 60.8
Average low °F 52 54 55 57 61 64 68 70 66 63 57 54 60.1
Precipitation inches 0.39 0.2 0.2
Avg. precipitation days 13 11 10 10 9 3 2 2 6 13 12 15 106
Source #1: World Weather Online [3]
Source #2: spanishweather [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smurf movie stunt sees Spanish town of Juzcar covered entirely in blue". www.metro.co.uk. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  2. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (19 December 2011). "Spanish village happy to be left feeling blue by Smurfs - Europe - World - The Independent". The Independent (London). Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Juzcar Weather, Spain Weather Averages". World Weather Online. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Weather forecast Juzcar". spanishweather.net. Retrieved November 6, 2012.