Lanjarón

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Lanjarón
Municipality
Lanjarón overview.
Lanjarón overview.
Coat of arms of Lanjarón
Coat of arms
Location of Lanjarón
Location of Lanjarón
Lanjarón is located in Spain
Lanjarón
Lanjarón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°55′N 3°28′W / 36.917°N 3.467°W / 36.917; -3.467Coordinates: 36°55′N 3°28′W / 36.917°N 3.467°W / 36.917; -3.467
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Alpujarras
Judicial district Órgiva
Government
 • Alcalde Mariano Ruiz Rodríguez (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 60.38 km2 (23.31 sq mi)
Elevation 659 m (2,162 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,908
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Lanjaronense o cañonero, -ra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18420

Lanjarón is a municipality and town in the Alpujarras area in the province of Granada in Andalusia, Spain.

Lanjarón has a ruined castle and chalybeate baths.[1]

This spa town is most famous, however, for its eponymous bottled water company, the first ever established in Spain, whose products are sold throughout the country.

On the 23rd of June, the town of Lanjaron celebrates its annual fiesta of San Juan, known as the biggest water fight in Spain. On the night of the 23rd, people from far and wide come to celebrate the midnight madness. For one hour, starting at midnight until 1am, the streets are packed with people and their buckets, water pistols, fire hoses and lorries filled with water.

Fountains[edit]

Lanjarón has a series of fountains distributed through the streets and plazas. Most are accompanied by a short phrase or poem, usually by Federico García Lorca, and are used by locals and visitors for drink and rest. There numerous fountains in the town, these carry chlorinated water. Then there are three fountains with fresh spring water outside of town. Also note that the local spa owns its own fountains, which costs 1 euro to tap from. Here follows a gallery with all the town fountains:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpujarras at 1911encyclopedia.org

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