Lopera is a city located in the province of Jaén, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[2] the municipality has a population of 3,837 inhabitants.

Lopera
Municipality
Town Hall of Lopera (2016)
Town Hall of Lopera (2016)
Flag of Lopera
Flag
Official seal of Lopera
Seal
Lopera is located in Spain
Lopera
Lopera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°56′N 4°12′W / 37.933°N 4.200°W / 37.933; -4.200
CountrySpain
ProvinceJaén
MunicipalityLopera
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation
276 m (906 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,673
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Spanish Civil WarEdit

The Battle of Lopera took place between 27 and 29 December 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. This battle took place during the Nationalist's Aceituna offensive. On 27 December, the XIV International Brigade launched an attack in order to occupy the Nationalist-held town of Lopera, but the attack failed after two days and the Brigade suffered appalling casualties.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  3. ^ Beevor, Antony. The Battle for Spain. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Penguin Books. 2006. London. p.197

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Lopera at Wikimedia Commons