Las Villas

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This article is about the comarca in Andalusia. For the former province in Cuba, see Villa Clara Province. For the parish in Asturias, see Las Villas (Grado).
Las Villas
Comarca
Landscape of Las Villas at Iznatoraf.
Landscape of Las Villas at Iznatoraf.
Location of Las Villas in Andalusia
Location of Las Villas in Andalusia
Country Spain
Region Andalusia
Area
 • Total 556.38 km2 (214.82 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population
 • Total 22,023
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
View of Aguascebas dam

Las Villas is a natural region and comarca in Andalusia, southern Spain. It is located in the mountainous area at the eastern end of Jaén Province.[1] The main town is Villacarrillo.

Together with the Sierra de Cazorla and Sierra de Segura mountain ranges Las Villas gave its name to the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park that was established in 1986. 8.3 percent of the surface of the protected area falls within the Las Villas comarca.[2]

Formerly the Las Villas comarca had been merged with La Loma as La Loma y las Villas, an administrative division of Andalusia.[3] The present-day official comarca was established in 2003.[4] According to the 2014 census,[5] the comarca has a population of 22,023 inhabitants.

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  1. ^ Comarca de Las Villas
  2. ^ El Parque Natural - Municipality of Segura de la Sierra
  3. ^ Mapa de comarcas de Andalucía. Listado comarcal definido por la Consejería de Turismo y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía
  4. ^ Orden de 14 de marzo de 2003, por la que se aprueba el mapa de comarcas de Andalucía a efectos de la planificación de la oferta turística y deportiva, Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía Bulletin of the Government of Andalusia, No 59; 27 March 2003, p. 6248
  5. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)

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Coordinates: 38°6′N 3°5′W / 38.100°N 3.083°W / 38.100; -3.083