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Níjar, Spain
Official seal of Níjar, Spain
Coordinates: 36°58′N 2°12′W / 36.967°N 2.200°W / 36.967; -2.200Coordinates: 36°58′N 2°12′W / 36.967°N 2.200°W / 36.967; -2.200
Municipality Almería
 • Mayor Esperanza Perez (PSOE)
 • Total 601 km2 (232 sq mi)
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 24,435
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Climate BSk

Níjar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnixar]) is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almería, Andalusia. It lies in the eastern part of Almería, in the Sierra de Alhamilla and the south-eastern Mediterranean coast, in the Campo de Níjar, near the famous Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

Níjar covers an area of 599.8 square kilometres, making it one of the largest municipalities of Spain. Its population of 17,824 (2002) is mainly concentrated in the cities of Campohermoso, San Isidro, and Níjar.

The main sources of income are in agriculture, especially in the growing of greenhouse crops, and tourism, especially the watersports centre of San José.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 16,083 —    
2000 16,269 +1.2%
2001 18,371 +12.9%
2002 19,332 +5.2%
2003 20,810 +7.6%
2004 21,306 +2.4%
2005 24,435 +14.7%
Source: INE (Spain)

External links[edit]

Media related to Níjar at Wikimedia Commons

  • (in Spanish) Níjar - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
  • (in Spanish) Níjar - Diputación Provincial de Almería