Roquetas de Mar

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Roquetas de Mar
Municipality
The Old Lighthouse
The Old Lighthouse
Flag of Roquetas de Mar
Flag
Official seal of Roquetas de Mar
Seal
Roquetas de Mar is located in Province of Almería
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
Location of Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar is located in Andalusia
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar (Andalusia)
Roquetas de Mar is located in Spain
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar (Spain)
Coordinates: 36°45′51″N 2°36′53″W / 36.76417°N 2.61472°W / 36.76417; -2.61472Coordinates: 36°45′51″N 2°36′53″W / 36.76417°N 2.61472°W / 36.76417; -2.61472
Country Spain
Region Andalusia
Province Almería
ComarcaPoniente Almeriense
MunicipalityRoquetas de Mar
Government
 • MayorGabriel Amat Ayllón (PPA)
Area
 • Total60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total94,925
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websiteaytoroquetas.org

Roquetas de Mar (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈketas de maɾ]) is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalucía, Spain.[2] In 2016, the population was 91,965, the municipality with the second highest population in the province behind the capital, the 14th in Andalucía and the 69th in Spain.

Tourism[edit]

The 'urbanización' (tourist area with hotels and restaurants and shops) of Roquetas is predominantly a Spanish holiday resort for the majority of the summer months, but it also receives many visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. It is one of the two major resorts in Costa de Almería, the other being Mojácar.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199942,333—    
200044,370+4.8%
200147,570+7.2%
200250,954+7.1%
200353,815+5.6%
200458,519+8.7%
200565,886+12.6%
200671,740+8.9%
200771,279−0.6%
200877,423+8.6%
200982,665+6.8%
201085,808+3.8%
201189,851+4.7%
201290,358+0.6%
201387,868−2.8%
201491,682+4.3%
201590,623−1.2%
201691,965+1.5%
201793,363+1.5%
201894,925+1.7%
Source: INE (Spain)

Roquetas de Mar is the second most populous municipality in the province of Almería behind its capital. The 2018 padron data counted 94,956 inhabitants, 49,038 of which were men and 45,887 of which were women.[3] The population density is 1600/km².

Gallery[edit]

A street in Roquetas de Mar
Nocturnal beach at Roquetas de Mar
Castillo de Santa Ana, a fortification in Roquetas de Mar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ McFee, James (31 July 2017). City Maps Roquetas de Mar Spain. Soffer Publishing. p. 24.
  3. ^ www.ine.es (in Spanish) http://www.ine.es/jaxiT3/Tabla.htm?t=2857). Retrieved 2019-01-26. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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