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Bandera provincia Jaén.svg Escudo de la Provincia de Jaén.svg
Flag Coat of Arms
Map of Spain with Jaén highlighted
Capital Jaén
Official language(s) Spanish
 – Total
 – % of Spain
Ranked 14
 13,484 km²
 – Total (2003)
 – % of Spain
 – Density
Ranked 23
 – English
 – Spanish

Autonomous Community Andalusia
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President Felipe López García (PSOE)

Jaén is a province of southern Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is bordered by the provinces of Ciudad Real, Albacete, Granada and Córdoba. Its capital is Jaén city.

Its area is 13,484 km². Its population is 657,387 (2003), of whom just about one-sixth live in the capital. It contains 97 municipalities.

See List of municipalities in Jaén.

Although it is one of the least known provinces of Spain, it has many interesting sights. Jaén has four national parks (one of them the size of whole region of La Rioja), among many other protected natural areas. The province also contains two important Renaissance cities, Úbeda and Baeza. These two cities have been recently declared Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.

The annual chess tournament held in Linares attracts many of the world's best players.

Jaén is one of the larger producers of olive oil in the world. It produces around 60% of all Spanish production.

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Coordinates: 38°00′N 3°30′W / 38°N 3.5°W / 38; -3.5



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