Province of Jaén (Spain)
Map of Spain with Jaén highlighted
|• President||Francisco Reyes (PSOE)|
|• Total||13,484 km2 (5,206 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 14th|
|• Rank||Ranked 23rd|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
Jaén (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈen]) is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Ciudad Real, Albacete, Granada and Córdoba. Its capital is Jaén city.
One of the less-known provinces of Spain, compared to the heavily-tourist-oriented coast, it has four national parks and many other protected natural areas. The province also contains two Renaissance cities, Úbeda and Baeza, both recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The province is the largest producer of olive oil in the world. It produces around 45% of all Spanish production and 20% of world's production. For this reason the province is also known as World Capital of Olive Oil. There are more than 66 million of olive trees, spread over a surface of 550,000 hectares. The province alone produces more olive oil than the entire country of Italy. The province's production in 2013 was 749.387 tonnes of olive oil.
View of an olive grove, at the north of Jaén
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