Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
The Old Lighthouse
|Municipality||Roquetas de Mar|
|• Mayor||Gabriel Amat Ayllón (PPA)|
|• Total||60 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Roquetas de Mar (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈketas de maɾ]) is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalucía, Spain. 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.
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.
|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. The population density is 1600/km².
Roquetas is served by the Autovía A-7 on its outskirts and is linked to the town itself by the A-1051. It is the second-largest town in Spain without a rail link behind Marbella; in 2020 a proposal was submitted to build a railway from Almería to Adra via Roquetas and El Ejido.
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
- McFee, James (31 July 2017). City Maps Roquetas de Mar Spain. Soffer Publishing. p. 24.
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- "La Mesa del Ferrocarril insiste con el corredor ferroviario del Poniente". Diario de Almería (in Spanish). 3 June 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
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