Laujar de Andarax

Laujar de Andarax is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

Laujar de Andarax, Spain
Official seal of Laujar de Andarax, Spain
Coordinates: 36°59′N 2°53′W / 36.983°N 2.883°W / 36.983; -2.883Coordinates: 36°59′N 2°53′W / 36.983°N 2.883°W / 36.983; -2.883
 • MayorEmilio Romero (PSA)
 • Total92 km2 (36 sq mi)
918 m (3,012 ft)
 • Total1,538
 • Density17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Laujar de Andarax


The people of Laujar de Andarax took part in the rebellion of 1500, triggered by the forced conversion of its Muslim population to Christianity. It was the scene of one of the most violent episodes during the suppression of the rebellion. Two hundred Muslims who had taken refuge in a local mosque were blown up with gunpowder under the order of Louis de Beaumont.[2][3][4]

Great historical legacy distinguishes this municipality, since it is considered the oldest in Spain. A legend holds that it was founded by Tubal, who is the grandson of Noah, after the Universal Flood.

The Mudejar Town Hall, the Mudejar Church of the Encarnación and the Hermitage of Health stand out as architectural treasures. [5]

Location and geographyEdit

Its surface area is 92 km2 and it has a density of 20.0 inhabitants / km2.[6] Its geographic coordinates are 36º 59 ', N, 2º 53', O. It is located in the Alpujarra of Almeria at an altitude of 918 meters and 69 kilometers from the provincial capital, Almería.[7]


With a more than 1500 inhabitants, the town has the largest population of that region.

Historical population
Source: INE (Spain)

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ MÁRMOL CARVAJAL, Luis del: Historia del [sic] Rebelión y Castigo de los Moriscos de Reino de Granada IV-xxvii;
  3. ^ Lea, Henry Charles (1901). The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and Expulsion. Lea Brothers & Company. pp. 38–39.
  4. ^ Carr, Matthew (2009). Blood and Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain. New Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-1-59558-361-1.
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  6. ^ "Láujar de Andarax - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía". Instituto de Estadística (in Spanish). Junta de Andalucía. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Láujar de Andarax". Diputación Provincial de Almería (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 December 2004. Retrieved 1 May 2019.