Colomera is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2011 census (INE), the city has a population of 1507 inhabitants.

Colomera, Spain
Flag of Colomera, Spain
Official seal of Colomera, Spain
Location of Colomera
Location of Colomera
CountrySpain
ProvinceGranada
MunicipalityColomera
Area
 • Total113 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation
862 m (2,828 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,350
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.colomera.es

Local agriculture includes almonds, olives and citrus. Textiles are also produced in a local factory, both for domestic and foreign consumption. The name, Colomera is most probably derived from the Latin for pigeons' nest,

Colomera is a hillside settlement in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada, situated above a Roman bridge crossing the Colomera river, which runs south from the large Colomera dam, approximately three kilometres further north. It is also on the GR 7 (Spain) walking route, which crosses south eastern Spain, from Cadiz to the Andorran border.

Colomera, liberated from the Moors in 1486 during the reconquista, is dominated by a large outcrop of rock pitted with Arabic ruins that predates the sixteenth century church of Nuestra Srª de la Encarnacion, located immediately to the south. Construction was started in 1530 and was consecrated in 1560 by the Archbiship of Granada, The Church is distinctive and easily visible from the southern approaches on the A-4076 from Granada, and the Roman road to the east.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.


Coordinates: 37°22′N 3°42′W / 37.367°N 3.700°W / 37.367; -3.700