Castellar de la Frontera

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Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Flag of Castellar de la Frontera
Flag
Coat of arms of Castellar de la Frontera
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Location of Castellar de la Frontera
Location of Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera is located in Province of Cádiz
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Location in the Province of Cádiz
Castellar de la Frontera is located in Andalusia
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera (Andalusia)
Castellar de la Frontera is located in Spain
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera
Castellar de la Frontera (Spain)
Coordinates: 36°19′N 5°27′W / 36.317°N 5.450°W / 36.317; -5.450Coordinates: 36°19′N 5°27′W / 36.317°N 5.450°W / 36.317; -5.450
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceCádiz
ComarcaCampo de Gibraltar
Judicial districtSan Roque
Founded1971 (Pueblo Nuevo)
Government
 • MayorJuan Casanova Correa
Area
 • Total178.84 km2 (69.05 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (154 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,013
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellarenses, Chisparreros
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11350, Railway station: 11349
Dialing code(+34) 956
WebsiteOfficial website

Castellar de la Frontera is a town and municipality located in the province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. It is a medieval town within a castle.

Description[edit]

Castellar de la Frontera is a village within a castle surrounded by the walls of a well preserved Moorish-Christian fortress. It is located within the Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales next to a reservoir formed by the Guadarranque River. The village was abandoned in the 1970s and its inhabitants moved to the aptly named Nuevo Castellar (Spanish: New Castellar). The derelict state of the village attracted a number of Germans who took over the empty houses and built temporary dwellings outside the walls. The village was later repopulated[2] reporting a population in 2012 of 3,202.[3] On clear days you can see the North African coast, Gibraltar and the villages on the mountains near Málaga to the north. Castellar is in an isolated location, at the end of a mountain road that runs off the A-368. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Castellar to the inter-city N-340 road and 25 kilometres (16 mi) to Gibraltar or Algeciras.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ a b Crone, Jim. "Places of Interest in Spain". DiscoverGibraltar.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  3. ^ Castellar de la Frontera - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía, accessed May 2013

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