Ubrique

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Ubrique, Spain

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Official seal of Ubrique, Spain
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Location of Ubrique
Location of Ubrique
Coordinates: 36°41′N 5°27′W / 36.683°N 5.450°W / 36.683; -5.450Coordinates: 36°41′N 5°27′W / 36.683°N 5.450°W / 36.683; -5.450
Municipality Cádiz
Government
 • Mayor Isabel Gómez García (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 71 km2 (27 sq mi)
 • Land 71 km2 (27 sq mi)
 • Water 0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 17,362
 • Density 244.5/km2 (633/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website ubrique.es

Ubrique is a town located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 17,362 inhabitants.

As part of the pueblos blancos (white towns) in southern Spain's Andalusia region, Ubrique reminds travellers of that area's Arab past. Situated at the foot of the Sierra de Ubrique, the town is known for its flourishing leather industry.

Geography[edit]

Ubrique is located between two Natural Parks: Sierra de Grazalema Grazalema and Los Alcornocales Los Alcornocales Natural Park. Thanks to its location, it is surrounded by a rocky landscape with a great diversity of flora (olive trees, carob trees, cork oaks, holm oaks, etc.) and abundant fauna (vultures, birds of prey, mountain goats, etc.) mainly on the highest mountainous areas located in the valley of the Aljibe. The Ubrique River divides the town in half, although it also has another river: Tavizna River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
199917,960—    
200017,586−2.1%
200117,395−1.1%
200217,534+0.8%
200317,478−0.3%
200417,404−0.4%
200517,362−0.2%
Source: INE (Spain)
Composition of population (Ubrique) INE (Spain)
Ubrique at the foot of Sierra Ubrique.
Ubrique from Benaocaz

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