Turre

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Turre, Spain
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Official seal 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
CountrySpain
CommunityAndalusia
MunicipalityAlmería
Government
 • MayorJosé Navarro Alonso (PSOE)
Area
 • Total108 km2 (42 sq mi)
Elevation53 m (174 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total3,317
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateBWh

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19992,233—    
20002,331+4.4%
20012,365+1.5%
20022,453+3.7%
20032,547+3.8%
20042,656+4.3%
20052,884+8.6%
20063,045+5.6%
20073,264+7.2%
20083,453+5.8%
20093,626+5.0%
20103,791+4.6%
20113,901+2.9%
20123,929+0.7%
20133,960+0.8%
20143,563−10.0%
20153,346−6.1%
20163,351+0.1%
20173,317−1.0%
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]

  • (in Spanish) Turre - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
  • (in Spanish) Turre - Diputación Provincial de Almería