San Javier, Murcia

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San Javier
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Coat of arms of San Javier
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San Javier is located in Spain
San Javier
San Javier
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°48′13″N 0°50′3″W / 37.80361°N 0.83417°W / 37.80361; -0.83417
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Region of Murcia
Province Region of Murcia
Comarca Comarca del Mar Menor
 • Mayor Juan Martínez Pastor (PP)
 • Total 74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 32,641
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 30730
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 968 (Murcia)

San Javier is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia in southeastern Spain. The municipality is situated at the northern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Cálida. It is best known for its international airport located there, Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV), which is the largest in the Region of Murcia.

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The town has a main population centre and ten smaller villages within its administrative perimetre. The last two are located by the seashore:


A military aerodrome was built in Santiago de la Ribera before the Spanish Civil War. It was used by the Spanish Republican Air Force for its bomber (Escuela de Vuelo de Alta Velocidad) and multiple-engined aircraft school (Escuela de polimotores) facilities training military pilots.[1]

After the Civil War the airfield was used by the Spanish Air Force as an eventual landing facility. Currently it is the location of the international airport, the largest in the Region of Murcia.[2]

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Coordinates: 37°48′N 0°51′W / 37.800°N 0.850°W / 37.800; -0.850