Ogíjares

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Ogíjares
ceety
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Location o Ogíjares
Location o Ogíjares
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Andalusie
Province Bandera de la provincia de Granada (España).svg Granada
Comarca Vega de Granada
Aurie
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 732 m (2,402 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Tot 11,877
 • Density 1,696.7/km2 (4,394/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ogíjares is a municipality locatit in the central-soothren pairt o the province o Granada, Spain. Accordin tae the 2005 census (INE), the ceety haes a population o 11877 inhabitants.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ogíjares is locatit in the centre o a fertile plain, wattered bi irrigation frae the Monachil an Dílar rivers.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ogíjares haed its oreegins as twa smaw Arab fermin veelages, awtho utensils an interments frae the Visigoths an as far back as the Neolithic hae been foond locally. The name comes frae the Laitin phrase "Hortum Sacrum", which translatit in Arabic became Ortexica, an then Oxijar. Wi the Christian conquest o Granada, the twa veelages became kent as Heich Ogíjar an Law Ogíjar, finally unitit intae wha the day is Ogíjares. Like mony nearbi municipalities, Ogíjares haes become a suburb o nearbi Granada.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ogíjares, Sierra Nevada". Granada Tourism. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 

Coordinates: 37°07′N 3°36′W / 37.117°N 3.600°W / 37.117; -3.600