Vejer de la Frontera

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Vejer de la Frontera
Skyline of Vejer de la Frontera
Flag of Vejer de la Frontera
Official seal of Vejer de la Frontera
Location of Vejer de la Frontera
Location of Vejer de la Frontera
Coordinates: 36°15′N 5°58′W / 36.250°N 5.967°W / 36.250; -5.967Coordinates: 36°15′N 5°58′W / 36.250°N 5.967°W / 36.250; -5.967
Municipality Cádiz
 • Mayor Antonio Jesús Verdú Tello
 • Total 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
 • Land 58 km2 (22 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,776
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish hilltop town and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the right bank of the river Barbate. The town of Vejer de la Frontera occupies a low hill overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar and surrounded by orchards and orange groves. It contains several ancient churches and convents, and the architecture of many of its houses recalls the period of Moorish rule, which lasted from 711 until the town was captured by Saint Ferdinand of Castile in 1248. Agriculture and fruit-farming are the chief industries; fighting bulls are also bred in the neighborhood and a running of the bulls is held annually.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1999 12,731 —    
2000 12,674 −0.4%
2001 12,729 +0.4%
2002 12,727 −0.0%
2003 12,690 −0.3%
2004 12,685 −0.0%
2005 12,776 +0.7%
Source: INE (Spain)

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  1. ^ Chaouen está hermanada con Vejer de la Frontera (Cádiz), que a su vez estuvo bajo el dominio musulmán durante cinco siglos.

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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