Fuente Obejuna

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For the play by Lope de Vega, see Fuenteovejuna.
Fuente Obejuna
Official seal of Fuente Obejuna
Fuente Obejuna is located in Spain
Fuente Obejuna
Fuente Obejuna
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°16′N 5°25′W / 38.267°N 5.417°W / 38.267; -5.417
Country Spain
Province Córdoba
Municipality Fuente Obejuna
 • Total 592 km2 (229 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,961
 • Density 8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Fuente Obejuna is a city located in the province of Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[1] the municipality has a population of 4961 inhabitants. Fuente Obejuna is located 98 km away from the capital of the province, Cordoba. It was made famous by Lope de Vega's play Fuenteovejuna about the uprising that took place there in 1476. Local people are known as 'Mellarienses'.


Although Fuente Obejuna is the official name, the town is also known as Fuente Ovejuna and Fuenteovejuna. Before the creation of the “Real Academia Española”, the use of “b” and “v” was different of what it is today, and because of that fact Fuente Obejuna can be written in several ways, all of them correct. Some people have related the name of this village with the Roman villa “Fons Mellaria” (honey fountain) that was situated in the municipality of Fuente Obejuna, 5 km away from the urban area, at Masatrigos hill, a place where Roman remains have been found. From this name “Fuente Abejuna” was derived and then “Fuente Obejuna”.


There are 14 villages that belong to Fuente Obejuna`s municipality:

Number of residents in 1996-2006:

Demographic trends
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
6.711 6.695 6.032 5.890 5.817 5.743 5.615 5.530 5.434 5.409

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