Jayena is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the city has a population of 1237 inhabitants.

Jayena
city
Flag of Jayena
Official seal of Jayena
Location of Jayena
Location of Jayena
CountrySpain
ProvinceGranada
MunicipalityJayena
Area
 • Total80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
912 m (2,992 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,104
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

The village is just north of the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.

During the Andalusian earthquake of 25 December 1884 more than 58% of the houses were destroyed, and the rest were badly damaged. 10 to 11 deaths were reported, a number that later rose to 17, and 18 were seriously injured. 87 aftershocks were felt from December 25, 1884 to January 16, 1885.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Vidal Sánchez, Francisco (2011), "Terremoto de Alhama de Granada de 1884 y su impacto", Anuari Verdaguer (in Spanish) (19): 27, retrieved 2019-08-20

Coordinates: 36°57′N 3°49′W / 36.950°N 3.817°W / 36.950; -3.817