Algarrobo, Spain

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Algarrobo
Municipality and town
Municipal location in the Province o Málaga
Municipal location in the Province o Málaga
Algarrobo is locatit in Spain
Algarrobo
Algarrobo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°46′N 4°02′W / 36.767°N 4.033°W / 36.767; -4.033
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyAndalusie
ProvinceProvince o Málaga
ComarcaAxarquía
Area
 • Total10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation
86 m (282 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Tot6,144
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Wabsteidhttp://www.algarrobo.es

Algarrobo is a toun an municipality in the province o Málaga, pairt o the autonomous commonty o Andalusie in soothren Spain. The municipality is situatit in the coastal aurie o La Axarquía, 32 kilometers frae the ceety o Málaga. It is bordered on the north bi the municipality o Arenas an Sayalonga, tae the east an wast bi Vélez-Málaga an tae the sooth bi the Mediterranean Sea. It is situatit at an altitude o 86 metres. The main centre for the population is Algarrobo, a toun o Arab airchitectur situatit 3.5 kilometres frae the coast. Ither touns in the municipality are Algarrobo Costa, Mezquitilla an Trayamar.

It haes a population o approximately 5,000 residents. Natives o the toun are cried Algarrobeños. Its surface aurie is 9.73 km2 an haes a densitie o 639.16 indwallers/km2.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Its oreegins likely date back tae the Paleolithic period, awtho the first documentit prehistoric dounset is frae the Copper Age. The Phoenicie necropolis Trayamar an the remains foond in the Morro de Mezquitilla hae been catalogit bi German professors Schubart an Niemeyer as ane o the maist important Phoenicie remains that still exists in the Wast.

The entry o the Arabs in the Iberie Peninsula entailed a resurgence when Berbers frae Algiers foondit the toun o Algarrobo mair tae the interior an introducit crops sic as almonds an raisins an smaw industries o silk.

Monuments[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kirk o Santa Ana. Frae the 17t century.
  • Ermita de San Sebastian. Datin back tae the 17t or 18t century. In 1976 it haed tae be rebuilt tae its previous image due tae the landslide hazard it presentit.
  • Ermita de las Angustias, locatit at the exit o Algarrobo Norte. Despite no bein a airchitectural gem, it is dear tae the ceety. Aw the brides o the toun bring thair flouers here.

Politics an admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The poleetical admeenistration o the municipality is carriet oot throu a democratically controlled toun cooncil whose members are electit ivery fower years bi universal suffrage. The electoral census is componit o aw residents registered in Algarrobo ower 18 an Spainyie naitionals an ither member states o the European Union. Accordin tae the Law on the General Election,[1] which sets the nummer o eligible cooncilors in dependin on the population o the municipality, the Municipal Corporation o Algarrobo is componit o 13 cooncilors.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ley orgánica 5/1985, de 19 de junio, del Régimen Electoral General". Gobierno de España, Ministerio de la Presidencia. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 36°46′N 4°02′W / 36.767°N 4.033°W / 36.767; -4.033