Ojos Negros, Teruel

Ojos Negros is a municipality located in the province of Teruel, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 531 inhabitants.

Ojos Negros
Flag of Ojos Negros
Ojos Negros is located in Spain
Ojos Negros
Ojos Negros
Coordinates: 40°44′N 1°30′W / 40.733°N 1.500°W / 40.733; -1.500Coordinates: 40°44′N 1°30′W / 40.733°N 1.500°W / 40.733; -1.500
Autonomous communityAragon
 • Total90 km2 (30 sq mi)
1,151 m (3,776 ft)
 • Total377
 • Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
A windmill in Ojos Negros

It is a mining town located close to Sierra Menera, a range much scarred by open-pit mining, part of the mountainous Iberian System area.[2]

Unemployment hit Ojos Negros hard when mining activity in the nearby mountains ceased. Its population went from 3000 in the 20th century to 560 in 2010. During the Sierra Menera company mining times, between 1900 and 1987, most of the population lived in the Barrio Minero town closer to the mines. Now only about 40 people live there.[3]

The town is located at the start of the Ojos Negros Greenway, which follows the route of the original mining railway to the town of Puerto de Sagunto in the Valencian Community.

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  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ La Compañía Minera de Sierra Menera. Breve historia Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Luis Diego Arribas, Contemporary Art and Opencast Mining, Revista de Humanidades, University of Zaragoza. 2009

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