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Ogíjares, Spain
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CountrySpain
ProvinceGranada
MunicipalityOgíjares
Area
 • Total6.91 km2 (2.67 sq mi)
Elevation
732 m (2,402 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total14,025
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Ogíjares is a municipality located in the central-southern part of the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the city had a population of 11877 inhabitants.

Geography

Ogíjares is located in the center of a fertile plain, watered by irrigation from the Monachil and Dílar rivers.

History

Ogíjares had its origins as two small Arab farming villages, although utensils and interments from the Visigoths and as far back as the Neolithic have been found locally. The name comes from the Latin phrase "Hortum Sacrum", which translated in Arabic became Ortexica, and then Oxijar. With the Christian conquest of Granada, the two villages became known as High Ogíjar and Low Ogíjar, finally united into what today is Ogíjares. Like many nearby municipalities, Ogíjares has become a suburb of nearby Granada.[2]

Source: "Ogíjares", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2021, January 14th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogíjares.

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References
  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Ogíjares, Sierra Nevada". Granada Tourism. Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2007-12-12.

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


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