Zarza de Granadilla

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Zarza de Granadilla, Spain
municipality
Official seal of Zarza de Granadilla, Spain
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Municipality Zarza de Granadilla
Area
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,873
 • Density 13.0/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Zarza de Granadilla is a Spanish municipality in Cáceres Province, Extremadura. Zarza de granadilla has a population of 1873.

Is situated at the north of the province of caceres, between the valley of the river Ambroz and Alagon. It limits with sotoserrano, the Gabriel y Galan reservoir, villar de plasencia, jarilla, casas del monte, lagunilla, abadia and granja de granadilla. It has a total area of 134 km2.

History[edit]

The history of zarza de granadilla is united to the granadilla history. The city of zarza de granadilla was founded in the fifteenth Century and it was called, simply, la zarza. The surname of granadilla was added to zarza when granadilla was expropriated to build the gabriel y galan reservoir. All the granadilla lands were given to la zarza unless the right margen of the river alagon

Demography[edit]

The datas of demography in zarza de granadilla since 1900 are the next:

Today the population amounts to 1873 people.

Monuments[edit]

The most important monument in zarza de granadilla is the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, that was built in the fifteenth Century.

Other important attractive of zarza de granadilla is the ruins of granadilla where are the ruins of the old village with their houses and the medieval wall: http://www.fotocommunity.es/search?q=Zarza+de+granadilla&index=fotos&options=YToxOntzOjU6InN0YXJ0IjtpOjA7fQ&display=18588059

Mayor holidays[edit]

The most important Holiday and the city patron is Saint Ramon Nonato. It is 31 August.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

http://www.zarzadegranadilla.es/ http://www.fotocommunity.es/search?q=Zarza+de+granadilla&index=fotos&options=YToxOntzOjU6InN0YXJ0IjtpOjA7fQ&display=18588059 http://web.archive.org/web/20111001034316/http://www.terra.es:80/personal/jpasdom/zarza/cultura.html#cultzarza

Coordinates: 40°14′N 6°03′W / 40.233°N 6.050°W / 40.233; -6.050