Colmenar, Málaga

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Colmenar
municipality
Colmenar Ciudad.jpg
Banner o Colmenar
Banner
Coat o airms o Colmenar
Coat o airms
Colmenar is locatit in Spain
Colmenar
Colmenar
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 36°54′19″N 4°20′11″W / 36.90528°N 4.33639°W / 36.90528; -4.33639
KintraSpain
Autonomous commontyAndalusia
ProvinceMálaga
ComarcaAxarquía
Govrenment
 • MayorPedro Fernández Palomo (PSOE)
Area
 • Total66 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot3,681
 • Density56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Colmenarenses or Tinajeros
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid
From: IAE - SIMA

Colmenar is a municipality in the province o Málaga, in Andalusie, soothren Spain.

Colmenar haes been populatit syne the Neolithic age, as testifeed bi the remains foond at the Cueva de las Pulseras. Efter the Reconquest, the toun wis namit efter a nearbi ferm kent as Colmenar (Spainyie: "apiary") for its great nummer o beehives. The history o the veelage begins in 1487, but it is no afore 1777 that it becomes independent as a tounship.

Colmenar hooses the region's medical centre.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The view frae La Santísima.

On tap o the hill, owerleukin the veelage an its surroondin valleys, is the hermitage o La Santísima Virgen de la Candelaria. It wis built in the 17t hunderyear an is nouadays declared a historical local monument. The hermitage is consecratit tae the patron saunt o Colmenar.