La Guardia de Jaén

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La Guardia de Jaén
Municipality
Guardia de Jaén (La)
Panoramic of La Guardia de Jaén and her castle.
Panoramic of La Guardia de Jaén and her castle.
Flag of La Guardia de Jaén
Flag
Coat of arms of La Guardia de Jaén
Coat of arms
Location of La Guardia de Jaén in relation to province of Jaén
Location of La Guardia de Jaén in relation to province of Jaén
La Guardia de Jaén is located in Spain
La Guardia de Jaén
La Guardia de Jaén
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 3°41′33″W / 37.74194°N 3.69250°W / 37.74194; -3.69250Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 3°41′33″W / 37.74194°N 3.69250°W / 37.74194; -3.69250
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceJaén
ComarcaJaén metropolitan area
Judicial districtJaén
FoundedNear 1500 BC[1] (Mentesa Bastia)
Government
 • AlcaldeJuan Morillo García (2007) (PP)
Area[2]
 • Total38.43 km2 (14.84 sq mi)
Elevation635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (2009)[3]
 • Total4,061
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Guardeño
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code23170
Dialing code(+34) 953 3X XX XX
WebsiteOfficial website

La Guardia de Jaén[4] or Guardia de Jaén, La (official name), and the old Mentesa Bastia at Iberic and Roman era, is a small city located in the province of Jaén (Spain) at western end of Sierra Mágina, on the Cerro de San Marcos, near the promontory of Cerro de San Cristóbal, from where it dominates the valley of the river Guadalbullón.
With a population of 4061 inhabitants -according to January 2009 census (INE)[3]-, is situated 635 m (2,083.33 ft) over sea level, with an area of 38.43 km2 (14.84 sq mi). Located some 10 km (6.2 mi) from Jaén, being the closest town, better communication with the capital thanks to the three tracks that bind: Jontoya highway bridge, road N-323 and Bailén-Motril motorway (A44/E-902).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junta de Andalucía (Consejería de Cultura). "Database of contemporary architecture in Andalusia: Sitio Arqueológico de la Guardia de Jaén". Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Junta de Andalucía. "Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía - La Guardia de Jaén". Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) - (National Statistics Institute). "Cifras de población referidas al 1 January 2008 Real Decreto 2124/2008, de 26 de diciembre - La Guardia de Jaén". Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  4. ^ Ayuntamiento de La Guardia de Jaén. "Ayuntamiento de La Guardia de Jaén - La Guardia". Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2009.
Inscription of the renaissance Fountain of Isabel II Square, s. XVI
Castle

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