|— Municipality —|
|Commonwealth||Costa Tropical de Granada|
|• Alcalde||Carlos Rojas García (2007) (PP)|
|• Total||109.77 km2 (42.38 sq mi)|
|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|• Density||540/km2 ( 1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||18600 - 18613|
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (May 2008)|
Motril is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada, Spain. It is the second largest town in the province, with a population of 59,163 as of 2008. The town is located near the Guadalfeo River.
King Baudouin of the Belgians died in Motril of heart failure during a visit to their summer residence, "Villa Astrida" in 1993.
Probably the most important sector of the economy in Motril and its region is agriculture, including many greenhouses in Motril, and in the nearby towns, such as Carchuna. The most important crops are beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers. Motril has an almost tropical climate. Due to this, crops imported from South America, such as mango and avocado, have been introduced.
Historically, sugarcane was also an important crop in Motril, but in 2006, the long-standing tradition, after hundreds of years of history, has been discontinued.
Several different beaches are found in Motril, including a nudist beach. The best known beach is Playa Granada. Beaches at Motril and the nearby towns of Torrenueva, Carchuna, and Calahonda, because the weather is usually good, are usually full of people, especially in summer, when people from the interior regions travel to the coast. Currently, the most serious problem for the beaches in Motril is jellyfish.
The most popular dish from Motril is migas (crumbs), which is similar to Arabic couscous, made of bread or flour. Fish is also very popular in Motril, due the town's important fisheries. The most popular fish are anchovy (especially special anchovies named boquerón), sardines and shrimp. The most famous drink, exclusive to the area, is ron pálido which is a locally produced rum.
Time capsule 
On July 22, 2008, a second time capsule in Spain was buried as part of an official event organized to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the cantonal movement in Motril, which began on July 22, 1873 and ended on 25 March. The president of the canton was Ruperto Vidaurreta de la Camara. This time capsule will be opened on July 22, 2023, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this event. It is located at coordinates: +36° 45' 2.75", -3° 30' 44.15"
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- Information about Motril
- Local History
- Motril - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
- Paseo virtual por Motril
- English News Magazine for the Region