Rute

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Rute
Municipality
Flag of Rute
Flag
Coat of arms of Rute
Coat of arms
Rute is located in Spain
Rute
Rute
Location in Spain
Rute is located in Andalusia
Rute
Rute
Location in Andalusia
Coordinates: 37°19′31″N 4°22′13″W / 37.32528°N 4.37028°W / 37.32528; -4.37028
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Andalusia
Province Córdoba
Comarca Comarca Subbética
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Ruiz (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 132.4 km2 (51.1 sq mi)
Elevation (AMSL) 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 10,601
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 14960
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 957 (Córdoba)
Website www.rute.es

Rute is a municipality in the province of Córdoba, Spain.

It lies between Iznájar to the South East, and Lucena to the North West. Its primary economy centres around the extensive production of foodstuffs including dozens of different makes of Anis and traditional Spanish hams. Galleros and Flor de Rute both have their factories there, Galleros being famous for its annual "Belen" - the Nativity Scene made from Chocolate, on view from around 15 October each year, and Flor de Rute for their sugarwork which in 2007 included a sugar life sized scene of Picasso amongst other characters.

The olive industry is also key to this area of Spain, along with tourism connected to the above mentioned sites.

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Coordinates: 37°19′N 4°22′W / 37.317°N 4.367°W / 37.317; -4.367