Órgiva

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Órgiva
View of Órgiva looking eastward
View of Órgiva looking eastward
Flag of Órgiva
Flag
Coat of arms of Órgiva
Coat of arms
Location of Órgiva
Location of Órgiva
Órgiva is located in Province of Granada
Órgiva
Órgiva
Location of Órgiva in the Province of Granada
Órgiva is located in Andalusia
Órgiva
Órgiva
Location of Órgiva in Andalusia
Órgiva is located in Spain
Órgiva
Órgiva
Location of Órgiva in Spain
Coordinates: 36°54′N 3°25′W / 36.900°N 3.417°W / 36.900; -3.417Coordinates: 36°54′N 3°25′W / 36.900°N 3.417°W / 36.900; -3.417
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceGranada
ComarcaAlpujarra Granadina
Judicial districtÓrgiva
Government
 • AlcaldesaMaría de los Ángeles Blanco López (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation
450 m (1,480 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,649
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orgiveño, -a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18400 (Órgiva)
18410 (Bayacas)
18418 (Las Barreras y Los Tablones)
18710 (Alcázar)
WebsiteOfficial website

Órgiva is a Spanish town municipality in comarca of Alpujarra Granadina (which is located within the larger Alpujarras region) in the province of Granada, Andalusia. It has a population of around 6,000 and lies in the Alpujarra valley between the Sierra de Lújar and Sierra Nevada.

Overview[edit]

In recent years it has become a popular tourist destination for those visiting the Alpujarras, and the town is often described as "the gateway" to this area. Bus services connect Órgiva to the coast and Málaga, to Lanjarón and the provincial capital Granada, and to the villages of the Alpujarras. A large market is held on Thursdays.[2] The town is host to a newly opened municipal swimming pool and football pitch. There are three well known alternative communities in the area, the most famous being Beneficio.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Rough Guide
  3. ^ Beneficio Orgiva, Spain. Fellowship for Intentional Communities. 2009.

External links[edit]

Media related to Órgiva at Wikimedia Commons