Fuente Obejuna

Fuente Obejuna is a Spanish town in the province of Córdoba, autonomous community of Andalusia. The municipality has a population of around 5,000 inhabitants. Fuente Obejuna is located 98 km from the provincial capital, Córdoba. It was made famous by Lope de Vega's play Fuenteovejuna about the uprising that took place there in 1476.

Fuente Obejuna
Official seal of Fuente Obejuna
Fuente Obejuna is located in Spain
Fuente Obejuna
Fuente Obejuna
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°16′N 5°25′W / 38.267°N 5.417°W / 38.267; -5.417
MunicipalityFuente Obejuna
 • Total592 km2 (229 sq mi)
625 m (2,051 ft)
 • Total4,651
 • Density7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


Although Fuente Obejuna is the official name, the town is also known as Fuente Ovejuna and Fuenteovejuna. Before the creation of the Real Academia Española, the use of "b" and "v" was different from what it is today, and because of that fact Fuente Obejuna can be written in several ways, all of them correct.[citation needed] Some people have related the name of this town to the Roman villa Fons Mellaria ("honey fountain", whence the Spanish demonym mellarienses) that was situated in the municipality of Fuente Obejuna, 5 km from the urban area, at Masatrigos hill, a place where Roman remains have been found. From this name Fuente Abejuna ("bee fountain") was derived and then Fuente Obejuna.[citation needed]


There are 14 pedanías that belong to Fuente Obejuna's municipality:

  • Alcornocal
  • Argallón
  • Cañada del Gamo
  • La Cardenchosa
  • Coronada
  • Cuenca
  • Los Morenos
  • Navalcuervo
  • Ojuelos Altos
  • Ojuelos Bajos
  • Los Pánchez
  • Piconcillo
  • El Porvenir
  • Posadilla

Number of residents in 1996-2006:

Demographic trends
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
6.711 6.695 6.032 5.890 5.817 5.743 5.615 5.530 5.434 5.409

See alsoEdit


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

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