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Adra, Spain

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Nickname(s): Abderitano, -na
Coordinates: 36¬į45‚Ä≤N 3¬į01‚Ä≤WÔĽŅ / ÔĽŅ36.75¬įN 3.017¬įWÔĽŅ / 36.75; -3.017
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Province Almería
Government
 - Mayor Mar√≠a del Carmen Crespo D√≠az (PP)
Area
 - Total 90 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (66 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Total 23,195
 - Density 257.7/km2 (667.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.adra.es

Adra is a municipality of Almería province, in Spain. It was founded by the Phoenicians as a trading colony under the name of Abdera.

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History

Adra was the last stronghold of the Moors in Spain. In January 1492 it was here that the forces of Boabdil were defeated ending the power of the Moors in Spain.[1]

Demographics

Demographic evolution of Adra, Spain between 1999 and 2005

1999

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

21,286

21,505 21,810 22,034 21,704 22,257 23,195

Source: INE (Spain)

References

  1. ^ Canby, Courtlandt. The Encyclopedia of Historic Places. (New York: Facts of File Publications, 1984) vol. 1 p. 8

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