Molvízar

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Molvízar
Municipality
Flag of Molvízar
Flag
Coat of arms of Molvízar
Coat of arms
Location of Molvízar
Location of Molvízar
Molvízar is located in Spain
Molvízar
Molvízar
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°36′W / 36.783°N 3.600°W / 36.783; -3.600Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°36′W / 36.783°N 3.600°W / 36.783; -3.600
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Costa Tropical
Judicial district Motril
Commonwealth Costa Tropical
Government
 • Alcalde Francisco Fermín García Puentedura (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 21.47 km2 (8.29 sq mi)
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,407
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Molviceño, -ña
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18611
Website Official website

Molvízar is a small town and municipality located in the province of Granada, in Spain. Between 1905-2005, the population has ranged between 1500 and 3500 inhabitants. It is located in the foothills of the mountains of southern Spain, approximately five kilometres from the Costa Tropical coast.

Agriculture is a large part of its economy, with an increasing contribution from European tourism, with visitors attracted by its year-round temperate weather.

Locals celebrate the patron saint, Santa Ana, on July 26, during which the town puts forth a traditional representation of "Moros y Cristianos" (Moors and Christians), which commemorates the Reconquista expulsion of the Moors from Spain. The city is also the birthplace of anarchist revolutionary Antonio Ramón.

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