Aznalcóllar

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Aznalcóllar
city
Flag of Aznalcóllar
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Official seal of Aznalcóllar
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Aznalcóllar is located in Spain
Aznalcóllar
Aznalcóllar
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°31′N 6°16′W / 37.517°N 6.267°W / 37.517; -6.267Coordinates: 37°31′N 6°16′W / 37.517°N 6.267°W / 37.517; -6.267
CountrySpain
ProvinceSeville
ComarcaSierra Norte de Sevilla
Government
 • MayorJuan Jose Ranchal
Area
 • Total199 km2 (77 sq mi)
Elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total6,092
 • Density31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Aznalcolleros
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Aznalcóllar is a city located in the province of Seville, southern Spain. It is located at the feet of the Sierra Morena.

Aznalcollar mine[edit]

The Boliden mine produces around 125,000 tonnes of zinc and 2.9 million ounces of silver per year.

The residue pool at the mine burst in late April 1998 sending a toxic wave into Doñana National Park, one of Europe's largest nature reserves. The spill caused damage over an area of around 30-kilometres, destroying rare plant and wildlife.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Planet Ark : Boliden Says To Reopen Aznalcollar On Tuesday

External links[edit]

  • Aznalcóllar - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía