Roquetas de Mar

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Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Flag of Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Official seal of Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Roquetas de Mar is located in Andalusia
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar is located in Spain
Roquetas de Mar
Roquetas de Mar
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
Comarca Poniente Almeriense
Municipality Roquetas de Mar
 • Mayor Gabriel Amat Ayllón (PP)
 • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 85,886
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Roquetas de Mar (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈketaz ðe maɾ]) is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalucía, Spain.[1] 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.

Roquetas de Mar is one of the two major resorts in Costa de Almería, the other being Mojácar. With its vast beaches and the fact that Roquetas does not attract the sheer number of tourists as some of the other resorts, there is plenty of room to lounge around and sunbathe, or to take a leisurely swim, without the problems of overcrowding seen on many Spanish beach resorts.

Roquetas de Mar has many facilities including hotels, restaurants, tapas bars, a bull ring, an auditorium and a language school.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 42,333 —    
2000 44,370 +4.8%
2001 47,570 +7.2%
2002 50,954 +7.1%
2003 53,815 +5.6%
2004 58,519 +8.7%
2005 65,886 +12.6%
Source: INE (Spain)

Roquetas de Mar is the second most populous municipality in the province of Almería behind its capital. The 2016 municipal census counted 91,956 inhabitants, 47,636 of which were men and 42,215 of which were women.[2] The population density is 1532.75/km².


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

External links[edit]

  1. ^ McFee, James (31 July 2017). City Maps Roquetas de Mar Spain. Soffer Publishing. p. 24. 
  2. ^ "Población por sexo, municipios y edad (grupos quinquenales)". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-08-15.