Júzcar

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Júzcar
Júzcar, prior to the Smurfening
Júzcar, prior to the Smurfening
Coat of arms of Júzcar
Coat of arms
Júzcar is located in Spain
Júzcar
Júzcar
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 36°37′N 5°10′W / 36.617°N 5.167°W / 36.617; -5.167Coordinates: 36°37′N 5°10′W / 36.617°N 5.167°W / 36.617; -5.167
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceMálaga
Government
 • MayorDavid Fernández Tirado
Area
 • Total33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation
600 m (2,000 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total225
 • Density6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Juzcareños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

Júzcar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuθkaɾ]) is a village and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is situated in the east of province in the Valle del Genal. The municipality is situated approximately 22 kilometres from Ronda and 113 from the provincial capital of Málaga. It belongs to the comarca of Serranía de Ronda.

Júzcar, painted blue

The village had been one of the White Villages of Andalusia, with buildings traditionally whitewashed. In spring 2011, buildings in the village (including the church) were painted smurf-blue by Sony España to celebrate the premiere of the Smurfs movie.[2] 4,000 litres (880 imp gal; 1,100 US gal) of paint were used. While the original agreement with Sony España included painting the village white after its promotional ended, in December 2011, the village hall organised a special referendum vote for the village residents to determine if the village would remain blue or revert to white; the referendum results indicated the village would continue as blue with no date for reverting to white. One indication as to why might be that an estimated 95,000 tourists visited the village in the six months following the blue paint job and that the village had previously seen about 9,000 tourists annually.[3][4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Júzcar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C 16 17 19 20 23 26 28 29 26 22 19 17 22
Daily mean °C 10 9 11 13 15 24 24 24 21 18 13 11 16
Average low °C 11 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 19 17 14 12 16
Average precipitation mm 10 5 5
Average high °F 61 63 66 68 73 79 82 84 79 72 66 63 71
Daily mean °F 50 48 52 55 59 75 75 75 70 64 55 52 61
Average low °F 52 54 55 57 61 64 68 70 66 63 57 54 60
Average precipitation inches 0.4 0.2 0.2
Average precipitation days 13 11 10 10 9 3 2 2 6 13 12 15 106
Source #1: World Weather Online [5]
Source #2: spanishweather [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Smurf movie stunt sees Spanish village of Juzcar covered entirely in blue". www.metro.co.uk. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-05-18.
  3. ^ Fotheringham, Alasdair (19 December 2011). "Spanish village happy to be left feeling blue by Smurfs - Europe - World - The Independent". The Independent. London. Retrieved 19 December 2011.
  4. ^ Allen, Jonathan (2012). "Pitufo Blues" (PDF). Cabinet magazine. Brooklyn. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Juzcar Weather, Spain Weather Averages". World Weather Online. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Weather forecast Juzcar". spanishweather.net. Archived from the original on February 23, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)