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Níjar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnixaɾ]) is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almería, Andalusia. It lies in the eastern part of Almería, in the Sierra de Alhamilla and the south-eastern Mediterranean coast, in the Campo de Níjar, near the famous Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

Níjar, Spain
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Official seal of Níjar, Spain
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Coordinates: 36°58′N 2°12′W / 36.967°N 2.200°W / 36.967; -2.200Coordinates: 36°58′N 2°12′W / 36.967°N 2.200°W / 36.967; -2.200
MunicipalityAlmería
Government
 • MayorEsperanza Perez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total601 km2 (232 sq mi)
Elevation
356 m (1,168 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total30,122
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateBSk

Níjar covers an area of 599.8 square kilometres, making it one of the largest municipalities of Spain. Its population of 17,824 (2002) is mainly concentrated in the cities of Campohermoso, San Isidro, and Níjar.[2]

The main sources of income are in agriculture, especially in the growing of greenhouse crops, and tourism, especially the watersports centre of San José.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
199916,083—    
200016,269+1.2%
200118,371+12.9%
200219,332+5.2%
200320,810+7.6%
200421,306+2.4%
200524,435+14.7%
Source: [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Níjar". Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía (in Spanish). Junta de Andalucía. Archived from the original on 19 August 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Nomenclátor: Población del Padrón Continuo por Unidad Poblacional a 1 de enero". Instituto Nacional de Estadística (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 February 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Níjar at Wikimedia Commons

  • (in Spanish) Níjar - Diputación Provincial de Almería