Benaocaz

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Benaocaz
Coat of arms of Benaocaz
Coat of arms
Map of Benaocaz (Cádiz).png
Benaocaz is located in Spain
Benaocaz
Benaocaz
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°42′N 5°25′W / 36.700°N 5.417°W / 36.700; -5.417Coordinates: 36°42′N 5°25′W / 36.700°N 5.417°W / 36.700; -5.417
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceCádiz
ComarcaSierra de Cádiz
Government
 • AlcaldeJuan María Mangana Macías (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)
Elevation
793 m (2,602 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total680
 • Density9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Benaocaceño, ña
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11612
Websitebenaocaz.es

Benaocaz is a village located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of 729 inhabitants.

The town’s name dates back to the Moors, and derives from The Arabic Ocaz family, with ‘Ben’ meaning “son of”. In the upper part of the town, Moorish and 8th century ruins are evident.[2]

Declared an historic site, the village includes the Aznalmara castle which dates to the 13th and 14th centuries.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1999632—    
2000659+4.3%
2001662+0.5%
2002668+0.9%
2003672+0.6%
2004702+4.5%
2005729+3.8%
Source: INE (Spain)

Sights of Benaocaz[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The village of Benaocaz in the Cadiz province, Andalucia, Southern Spain". www.andalucia.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ "Benaocaz - Official tourism website of Cádiz". www.cadizturismo.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.

External links[edit]

  • Benaocaz - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía