Valle de Lecrín

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Valle de Lecrín
Location in the province o Granada an Andalusie.
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty Andalusie
Province Granada
Caipital Dúrcal
Population (2006)
 • Tot 22,497
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Valle de Lecrín is a Comarca in the province o Granada, Andalusie, soothren Spain.

Lecrín derivit frae Arabic Iqlim, meanin "gatewey": this refers tae a smaw aurie o land situatit atween the veelages o Mondújar an Talará, which controlled the access tae the vast coastal auries o succar production in Moorish times.

Apairt frae Dúrcal an Padul, agricultur an fermin remain the principal occupation wi pine, citrus, almond, olive an grape as the main crops. In more recent times it haes become a popular destination for Spainyie an internaitional holidaymakers leukin for a quiet an relaxin holiday amongst the orchards, but wi easy reach tae the bonnie Moorish ceety o Granada an the relatively unspoilt Costa Tropical. It is a favourite destination for walkers, bird watchers, cyclists an airtists an aw.

An aurie o ootstaundin natural brawness, the Lecrin Valley is famous for its verdant landscape (due tae the melt-water run aff frae the Sierra Nevada) an its amazin views tae loch Beznar an up tae the Sierra Nevada muntains, its walks, birdlife an amazin spring colours.

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Coordinates: 36°59′N 3°34′W / 36.983°N 3.567°W / 36.983; -3.567