Benaocaz is a village located in the province of Cádiz, Spain. According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of 729 inhabitants.

Benaocaz
Coat of arms of Benaocaz
Map of Benaocaz (Cádiz).png
Benaocaz is located in Spain
Benaocaz
Benaocaz
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°42′N 5°25′W / 36.700°N 5.417°W / 36.700; -5.417Coordinates: 36°42′N 5°25′W / 36.700°N 5.417°W / 36.700; -5.417
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceCádiz
ComarcaSierra de Cádiz
Government
 • MayorJuan María Mangana Macías (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total69.39 km2 (26.79 sq mi)
Elevation
793 m (2,602 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total680
 • Density9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Benaocaceño, ña
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
11612
Websitebenaocaz.es

The town's name dates back to the Moors, and derives from The Arabic Ocaz family, with ‘Ben’ meaning “son of”. In the upper part of the town, Moorish and 8th century ruins are evident.[2]

Declared an historic site, the village includes the Aznalmara castle which dates to the 13th and 14th centuries.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1999632—    
2000659+4.3%
2001662+0.5%
2002668+0.9%
2003672+0.6%
2004702+4.5%
2005729+3.8%
Source: INE (Spain)

Sights of BenaocazEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "The village of Benaocaz in the Cadiz province, Andalucia, Southern Spain". www.andalucia.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  3. ^ "Benaocaz - Official tourism website of Cádiz". www.cadizturismo.com. Retrieved 2018-08-23.

External linksEdit

  • Benaocaz - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía