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La Guardia de Jaén
—  Municipality  —
Guardia de Jaén (La)
Panoramic of La Guardia de Jaén and her castle.


Coat of arms
Location of La Guardia de Jaén in relation to province of Jaén
La Guardia de Jaén is located in Spain
La Guardia de Jaén
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 3°41′33″W / 37.74194°N 3.6925°W / 37.74194; -3.6925Coordinates: 37°44′31″N 3°41′33″W / 37.74194°N 3.6925°W / 37.74194; -3.6925
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Jaén
Comarca Jaén metropolitan area
Judicial district Jaén
Founded Near 1500 BC[1] (Mentesa Bastia)
 - Alcalde Juan Morillo García (2007) (PP)
Area [2]
 - Total 38.43 km2 (14.8 sq mi)
Elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (2008)[3]
 - Total 3,928
 - Density 102.2/km2 (264.7/sq mi)
 - Demonym Guardeño
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23170
Dialing code (+34) 953 3X XX XX
Official language(s)
Website Official website

La Guardia de Jaén[4] or Guardia de Jaén, La (official name), and the old Mentesa Bastia at Iberic and Roman era, is a small city located in the province of Jaén (Spain) at western end of Sierra Mágina, on the Cerro de San Marcos, near the promontory of Cerro de San Cristóbal, from where it dominates the valley of the river Guadalbullón.
With a population of 3928 inhabitants -according to December 2008 census (INE)[3]-, is situated 635 m (2,083.33 ft) over sea level, with an area of 38.43 km2 (14.84 sq mi). Located some 10 km (6.2 mi) from Jaén, being the closest town, better communication with the capital thanks to the three tracks that bind: Jontoya highway bridge, road N-323 and Bailén-Motril motorway (A44/E-902).


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