Province of Jaén (Spain)

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Montes de Jaén
Montes de Jaén
Flag of Jaén
Coat of arms of Jaén
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Jaén highlighted
Map of Spain with Jaén highlighted
Coordinates: 38°00′N 3°30′W / 38.000°N 3.500°W / 38.000; -3.500Coordinates: 38°00′N 3°30′W / 38.000°N 3.500°W / 38.000; -3.500
Autonomous community Andalusia
Capital Jaén
 • President Francisco Reyes (PSOE)
 • Total 13,484 km2 (5,206 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 14th
Population (2003)
 • Total 666,190
 • Rank Ranked 23rd
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Official language(s) Spanish
Parliament Cortes Generales

Jaén (pronounced: [xaˈen]) is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Ciudad Real, Albacete, Granada and Córdoba. Its capital is Jaén city.

Its area is 13,484 km². Its population is 657,387 (2003), of whom just about one-sixth live in the capital. It contains 97 municipalities. The highest point of the province is Pico Mágina (2165 m).[1]

One of the lesser known provinces of Spain compared to the heavily tourist-oriented coast, it has four national parks, and many other protected natural areas. The province also contains two Renaissance cities, Úbeda and Baeza, both recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The annual chess tournament held in Linares attracts many of the world's best players.

Jaén is one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world. It produces around 45% of all Spanish production and 20% of world's production. For this reason the province is also known as World Capital of Olive Oil.[2] The production of the province in 2013 was 749.387 t of olive oil.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Objetivo: Pico Mágina (Jaén)". (in Spanish). Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "An Olive Oil Cultural Center And Museum in Jaén". Olive Oil Times. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 

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