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Arriate
—  Village  —
Arriate is located in Spain
Arriate
Coordinates (36.8 -5.15): 36°48′0″N 5°9′0″W / 36.8°N 5.15°W / 36.8; -5.15 [1]
Country Spain Spain
Area
 - Total 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,297 ft)
Population (2009)
 - Total 3,600
 - Density 180/km2 (466.2/sq mi)
 - Estimate () 550,000
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2

Arriate is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 120 km aprox. from Malaga capital. It has a population of approximately 3600 residents. The natives are called Arriateños.

History

Long before even Ronda had a name, the Iberians were here, and before them cave dwellers in the hills beside the Rio Guadalcobacin. For about four hundred years, beginning around the 8th Century BC, a complex and lively Iberian settlement existed, comprising at least three related hill forts. Cerro del Coto was particularly suited for the siting of a defensive fort, and archeological finds have confirmed that all of the interacting communities traded with the passing Phoenicians.

References


Coordinates: 36°48′N 5°09′W / 36.8°N 5.15°W / 36.8; -5.15

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