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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 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[1] 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.


  1. ^ Agustín Peláez, Youth at the Town Hall, Sur in English, July 11-17 2003

Coordinates: 36°48′N 4°09′W / 36.800°N 4.150°W / 36.800; -4.150