Turre

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Turre, Spain
Flag of Turre, Spain
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Coordinates: 37°09′N 1°53′W / 37.150°N 1.883°W / 37.150; -1.883Coordinates: 37°09′N 1°53′W / 37.150°N 1.883°W / 37.150; -1.883
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Municipality Almería
Government
 • Mayor José Navarro Alonso (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 108 km2 (42 sq mi)
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 3,351
 • Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Turre is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 2,233 —    
2000 2,331 +4.4%
2001 2,365 +1.5%
2002 2,453 +3.7%
2003 2,547 +3.8%
2004 2,656 +4.3%
2005 2,884 +8.6%
2006 3,045 +5.6%
2007 3,264 +7.2%
2008 3,453 +5.8%
2009 3,626 +5.0%
2010 3,791 +4.6%
2011 3,901 +2.9%
2012 3,929 +0.7%
2013 3,960 +0.8%
2014 3,563 −10.0%
2015 3,346 −6.1%
2016 3,351 +0.1%
Source: INE (Spain)

History of Turre[edit]

Turre was originally a Moorish settlement created after the invading Christian armies of the Catholic Monarchs expelled the Moors from the nearby village of Mojacar in 1488. It was originally called Turris, after the Latin for "tower", probably because there was a watchtower at the location of the new settlement.[1]

English Language books about Turre[edit]

In 2015 local author David Jackson published a history of the village which follows the evolution of Turre from its founding up to the modern day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson, David. Turre - a history. p. 27. ISBN 978-1508617112. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • (English) Turre Information - Tourist information for the town of Turre
  • (Spanish) Turre - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
  • (Spanish) Turre - Diputación Provincial de Almería