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An abandoned Cortijada[1] in the Sierra de la Contraviesa, near Almegíjar
An abandoned Cortijada[1] in the
Sierra de la Contraviesa, near Almegíjar
Official seal of Almegíjar
Location of Almegíjar
Location of Almegíjar
Country  Spain
Aut. community  Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Alpujarra Granadina
Judicial district Órgiva
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 812 m (2,664 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 435
 • Density 14.5/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Website Official website

Almegíjar is a Spanish village and municipality located in the province of Granada, Andalusia. According to the 2005 census (INE), it has a population of 435 inhabitants.


It is situated at over 800 metres above sea level, on the southern slopes of the Sierra Morena, a spur of Mulhacen, the highest mountain in Spain. Before the Spanish Civil War in 1935, the church was burned by anarchists and during the war it was just behind the republican front lines; the remains of trenches can still be seen up the mountain. These trenches represents the furthest advance of the Fascists into Las Alpujarras after they took Granada.

The people of the village still largely work on the land, often using mules. There are many olive groves (and an olive oil processing factory), almonds, oranges and lemons, along with vegetable gardens.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cortijadas are little rural settlements of Spain
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Some general infos about Almegíjar

External links[edit]

Media related to Almegíjar at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 36°54′N 3°18′W / 36.900°N 3.300°W / 36.900; -3.300