La Iruela

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La Iruela, Spain
Skyline of La Iruela, Spain
Official seal of La Iruela, Spain
La Iruela, Spain is located in Spain
La Iruela, Spain
La Iruela, Spain
Location of La Iruela in Spain
Coordinates: 37°55′N 3°00′W / 37.917°N 3.000°W / 37.917; -3.000
Country Spain
Province Jaén
Municipality La Iruela
 • Total 124 km2 (48 sq mi)
Elevation 954 m (3,130 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,894
 • Density 15.3/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

La Iruela is a town located in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, Spain. It sits on a peak of the Sierra de Cazorla and is home to the ruins of an 11th-century Moorish, and later Templar,[1] fortress which towers over the road from Cazorla to the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park.[2] According to the 2005 census (INE), the city has a population of 1894 inhabitants.


  1. ^ Templespaña (2012). Gran Guía de la España Templaria. Aguilar. ISBN 978-8403098114.
  2. ^ Ruiz, Ana (2007). Vibrant Andalusia: The Spice of Life in Southern Spain. Algora Publishing. p. 134. ISBN 978-0875865409.

Coordinates: 37°55′N 3°00′W / 37.917°N 3.000°W / 37.917; -3.000