Jódar is a city located in the province of Jaén, Spain. According to the 2008 census (INE), the city has a population of 12119 inhabitants.

Jódar, Spain
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CountrySpain
ProvinceJaén
ComarcaSierra Mágina
Government
 • MayorJosé Luis Angulo Navarro (2007-2011) (IU)
Area
 • Total148.78 km2 (57.44 sq mi)
Elevation
647 m (2,123 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total11,805
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The main activity of the local population is the production of great amounts of extra virgin olive oil, as well as other agricultural exploitations such as green and white asparagus or cotton.

This city is the first European producer of handcrafted esparto grass arts and crafts, mainly parasols for coastal zones.

General informationEdit

This town is placed in the surroundings of a mount called San Cristóbal, which is a peak placed at the north of the massif of Sierra Mágina. This town is the most populated of the comarca of Sierra Mágina.

GeographyEdit

Relevant mountains and mounts that can be found near to the village are the following:

  • Carboneras 1500 m
  • La Golondrina 1258 m
  • Jódar 1200 m
  • Altarillas 1066 m

Mediterranean climate is the predominant one in the zone, offering warm and dry summers and cold winters.

HistoryEdit

Jódar was populated even in the Prehistory in the site of Las Quebradas, so the creation of the town dates back to the 3rd century BCE.

ReferencesEdit

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


Coordinates: 37°50′N 3°21′W / 37.833°N 3.350°W / 37.833; -3.350