Alosno

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Alosno
Municipality
Flag of Alosno
Flag
Official seal of Alosno
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Alosno is located in Spain
Alosno
Alosno
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°33′N 7°07′W / 37.550°N 7.117°W / 37.550; -7.117Coordinates: 37°33′N 7°07′W / 37.550°N 7.117°W / 37.550; -7.117
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceHuelva
ComarcaAndévalo
Government
 • MayorJuan Manuel Orta Prieto
Area
 • Total193 km2 (75 sq mi)
 • Land193 km2 (75 sq mi)
 • Water0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total4,514
 • Density23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code21520
Iridescent goethite, Filón Sur Mine, Alosno, Huelva, Spain.
Main clocktower of Catholic church at town center.

Alosno is a town and municipality located in the province of Huelva, Spain.[1] According to the 2013 census,[2] the village has a population of 1,840 inhabitants. The Filon Sur Mine, in Alosno municipality, is a notable source of fine specimens of the mineral goethite. Nearby is a 4500+ year old copper smelting archeological site named Cabezo de Jure. [3]

The region is notable for production of fine ham, Jamon Serrano, through a system of pasturing and finishing on Holm oak's sweet acorns ( Bellotas ). The chorizo and local Manchego sheep cheeses are also outstanding. Much of the best land is also planted with green olives, for oil or for storage whole in brine. ( Market in town). The town's style is very mediterranean with whitewashed walls and cobbles or concrete walks. Approximately 15 Bar/Grills and a number of more formal dinner restaurants line the main street in/out of town, with a main market and outdoor market also selling produce from stalls. Very low humidity makes up for the heat, and ocean moderating winds are common. Green countrysides start the year off with spring rains and progresses on to gold with the dry summers. Frost and snow are very rare.

Proximity to Virgen de La Pena a prominent rock climbing face and centuries old nunnery and chapels.

Alosno is "Cuna del Fandango" and is famous within Spain for flamenco players and festivals. Other important festivals are Cruces de Mayo, Romeria de Alosno, San Juan, Visperas, and many more.

Notable people[edit]

The noted Spanish boxer Pedro Carrasco, and the fandango singer Paco Toronjo were born in Alosno.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19994,843—    
20004,834−0.2%
20014,792−0.9%
20024,670−2.5%
20034,514−3.3%
20044,419−2.1%
20054,514+2.1%
Source: INE (Spain)

Villages[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alosno - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía Archived 2005-12-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  3. ^ Saez, R.; Nocete, F.; Nieto, J. M.; Capitan, M. A.; Rovira, S. (2003-06-01). "THE EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY OF COPPER FROM CABEZO JURE, HUELVA, SPAIN: CHEMICAL AND MINERALOGICAL STUDY OF SLAGS DATED TO THE THIRD MILLENIUM B.C." The Canadian Mineralogist. 41 (3): 627–638. doi:10.2113/gscanmin.41.3.627. ISSN 0008-4476.

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