La Calahorra

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La Calahorra
Municipality
Flag of La Calahorra
Flag
Official seal of La Calahorra
Seal
La Calahorra is located in Spain
La Calahorra
La Calahorra
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°10′45″N 3°03′44″W / 37.1791°N 3.0622°W / 37.1791; -3.0622Coordinates: 37°10′45″N 3°03′44″W / 37.1791°N 3.0622°W / 37.1791; -3.0622
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceCórdoba
Area
 • Total39.45 km2 (15.23 sq mi)
Elevation
1,192 m (3,911 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total661
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.lacalahorra.es
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación (1546) in the centre of La Calahorra
Castillo de La Calahorra and part of La Calahorra

La Calahorra is a municipality, part of the Comarca de Guadix, located about in the middle of the Province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2019 census, the town has a population of 673 inhabitants.[2]

Nearby, in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the Castillo de La Calahorra. Built between 1509 and 1512, it is one of the first Italian Renaissance castles outside Italy.[3]

The town aims to become a site of sky free of light pollution conservation [4] following nearby Sierra de los Filabres and Sierra Nevada Starlight Foundation [5] certification project.

It is well known, as the setting of the final scenes in the 1974 David Essex film Stardust.

Central Termosolar Andasol, a 150-megawatt CSP plant, is located about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) north of the town.

Panorama from the village of La Calahorra with historic building and the Church in the centre, in the background the 60 higher located Castillo de La Calahorra (Photo 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística
  3. ^ "Granada Province - La Calahorra". Andalucia.com. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  4. ^ Astroturismo
  5. ^ Starlight Foundation certification