Monachil

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Monachil
municipality
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Offeecial seal o Monachil
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Location of Monachil
Location of Monachil
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Andalusie
ProvinceBandera de la provincia de Granada (España).svg Granada
ComarcaVega de Granada
Area
 • Total90.13 km2 (34.80 sq mi)
Elevation
792 m (2,598 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot7,294
 • Density80.9/km2 (210/sq mi)

Monachil is a municipality in the province o Granada, Spain. As o 2010, it haes a population o 7294 inhabitants. It lees aroond 8 km frae the ceety o Granada. It borders the municipalities o Huétor Vega, Cenes de la Vega, Pinos Genil, Güéjar Sierra, Dílar, La Zubia an Cájar.

Athin the municipality o Monachil thare are three distinct population centres: the auld veelage, aften referred tae as Monachil Pueblo, the newer Barrio de la Vega an Pradollano, the resort veelage at the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. The ski station hostit the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1996, an is due tae hauld the 2015 Winter Universiade.

The name Monachil comes frae the Arabic منستير (monastir), a wird o Laitin oreegin meanin "monastery".[1]

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  1. José María Calvo Baeza, Nombres de lugar españoles de origen árabe, Madrid: Darek-Nyumba, 1990.

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Coordinates: 37°08′N 3°32′W / 37.133°N 3.533°W / 37.133; -3.533