Benamocarra

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Benamocarra
Benamocarra desde el Cerro de la Jaula.JPG
Coat of arms of Benamocarra
Coat of arms
Benamocarra is located in Province of Málaga
Benamocarra
Benamocarra
Location in Province of Málaga
Benamocarra is located in Andalusia
Benamocarra
Benamocarra
Location in Spain
Benamocarra is located in Spain
Benamocarra
Benamocarra
Location in Andalusia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 36°48′N 4°09′W / 36.800°N 4.150°W / 36.800; -4.150
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceMálaga
ComarcaLa Axarquía
Government
 • TypeAyuntamiento
 • Mayor
(Alcalde)
Abdeslam Jesús Aoulad Ben Salem Lucena
(Por Mi Pueblo/Partido Andalucista)
Area
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
145 m (476 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,999
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitebenamocarra.es

Benamocarra is a town and municipality in the Province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 5 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga and 41 from Málaga, the provincial capital. It has a population of approximately 3,000 residents. The natives are called Benamocarreños.

Its mayor since 2003 (reelected in 2007) is Abdeslam Jesús Aoulad Ben Salem Lucena[2] of the Partido Andalucista. He was the first, and still is the only, Spanish mayor of Moroccan origin. He is a member of the National Executive of the P.A., and was candidate for this party at the 2008 autonomous elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Agustín Peláez, Youth at the Town Hall, Sur in English, July 11–17, 2003