Atarfe

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Atarfe
View of the city showing its Pink Floyd park and surrounding mountains.
View of the city showing its Pink Floyd park and surrounding mountains.
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Atarfe is locatit in Spain
Atarfe
Atarfe
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°13′22″N 3°41′11″W / 37.22278°N 3.68639°W / 37.22278; -3.68639
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Andalusie
ProvinceGranada
ComarcaVega de Granada
Judicial destrictGranada
Govrenment
 • AlcaldeTomás Ruiz Maeso (2010) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation
602 m (1,975 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total16,432
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Atarfeño, ña
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18230
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Atarfe is a ceety in the province o Granada, Spain. In 2011, the ceety's population wis recordit as bein 16,432. The municipality is includit in the Granada metropolitan aurie.

1956 yirdquauk[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 19 Apryle 1956, Atarfe an the neebourin ceety o Albolote wur struck bi Spain's wirst yirdquauk o the 20t century, a 5.0 MW temblor. 12 fowk dee'd frae the yirdquauk an subsequent landslide, an mony o the ceety's biggins wur ruined.[1]

Pink Floyd park[eedit | eedit soorce]

Atarfe is famous for its muisic concerts. In 2008, Roger Waters, a umwhile member o the baund Pink Floyd, played thare,[2] resultin in a public pairk dedicated tae Pink Floyd bein creatit bi the council.[3]

Coliseo de Atarfe[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ither notable muisic acts hae played in Atarfe, includin Placebo, Mark Knopfler an Leonard Cohen,[4] either playin in the Coliseo de Atarfe fitbaa stadium[5] or ootdoors in the Recinto de Feria. The Coliseo hosts corridas an aw whaur tap bullfechters such as El Fandi, El Cordobes an Paquirri appear.[6]

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