Jimena de la Frontera
|Jimena de la Frontera|
View of the medieval castle of Jimena de la Frontera as seen from one of its streets.
Location of Jimena de la Frontera
|Comarca||Campo de Gibraltar|
|Judicial district||San Roque|
|• Alcalde||Guillermo Ruiz (2011) (PP)|
|• Total||345.66 km2 (133.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||99 m (325 ft)|
|• Density||30/km2 (77/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
11339 (Estación de Jimena)
|Dialing code||(+34) 956|
Jimena de la Frontera is a historic town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. According to estimates made by the National Statistics Institute of Spain (INE), the municipality has a population of 9,893 inhabitants in 2006. It is surrounded by the Los Alcornocales Natural Park.
The village of Jimena de la Frontera became a town in 1879, during the reign of Alfonso XII.
The town is served by road and rail. The main road stretches north to Ronda, and south to San Roque. The railway station is situated just outside the town in nearby Estación de Jimena. Several trains a day stop at Jimena on the line between Algeciras and Granada.
The castle was built on the hill by the Moors around 750 A.D. as part of making Jimena a strategic military position, today it is known as Castillo de Jimena. Views stretch as far Gibraltar to the south. It is believed that the castle was built on Roman ruins, constructed using locally sourced limestone.
|Source: INE (Spain)|
- Town Carnival - February
- Agricultural Fair - Second week of May
- Annual Village Fair - Second week of August
- Devotion to the Reina de los Angeles - First week of September
- Jimena de la Frontera - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
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