Laujar de Andarax

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Laujar de Andarax, Spain
Coordinates: 36°59′N 2°53′W / 36.983°N 2.883°W / 36.983; -2.883Coordinates: 36°59′N 2°53′W / 36.983°N 2.883°W / 36.983; -2.883
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Municipality Almería
Government
 • Mayor Emilio Romero (PSA)
Area
 • Total 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Elevation 918 m (3,012 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,836
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Laujar de Andarax is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

History[edit]

The people of Laujar de Andarax took part in the rebellion in 1500, which were triggered by the forced conversions of its Muslim population to Christianity. It was the scene of one of the most violent episode during the suppression of the rebellion. Two hundred Muslims who have taken refuge in a local mosque were blown up with gunpowder under order of Louis de Beaumont.[1][2][3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 1,855 —    
2000 1,833 −1.2%
2001 1,808 −1.4%
2002 1,842 +1.9%
2003 1,827 −0.8%
2004 1,819 −0.4%
2005 1,836 +0.9%
Source: INE (Spain)

References[edit]

  1. ^ MÁRMOL CARVAJAL, Luis del: Historia del [sic] Rebelión y Castigo de los Moriscos de Reino de Granada IV-xxvii;
  2. ^ Lea, Henry Charles (1901). The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and Expulsion. Lea Brothers & Company. pp. 38–39. 
  3. ^ Carr, Matthew (2009). Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain. New Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-1-59558-361-1. 

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