Zarza de Granadilla

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Zarza de Granadilla, Spain
municipality
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CountrySpain
Autonomous communityExtremadura
ProvinceCáceres
MunicipalityZarza de Granadilla
Area
 • Total134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation
399 m (1,309 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,823
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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 data of demography in Zarza de Granadilla since 1900 are the next:

Today the population is 1873 people.

Monuments[edit]

The most important monument in Zarza de granadilla is the parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, which 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.[2]

Mayor holidays[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.fotocommunity.es/search?q=Zarza+de+granadilla&index=fotos&options=YToxOntzOjU6InN0YXJ0IjtpOjA7fQ&display=18588059

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