Campo de Gibraltar

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Campo de Gibraltar
Flag of Campo de Gibraltar
Flag
Coat of arms of Gibraltar#Variations
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
PRO GEOGRAPHIA, HISTORIA ET VOLUNTATE CONIVNCTI
(Latin for "United by geography, history, and will")
Campo de Gibraltar.png
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province  Province of Cádiz
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 1,527.5 km2 (589.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total 269,294
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Campogibraltareños
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipality Algeciras

Campo de Gibraltar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkampo ðe xiβɾalˈtaɾ], "Gibraltar Countryside") is a comarca (county) in the province of Cádiz, Spain, in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Andalusia, the southernmost part of mainland Europe. It comprises the municipalities of Algeciras, La Línea de la Concepción, San Roque, Los Barrios, Castellar de la Frontera, Jimena de la Frontera and Tarifa.

Its name comes from the municipal term of the town of Gibraltar, now a British Overseas Territory. Until 1704, the Campo de Gibraltar was simply the term for the municipality of Gibraltar, about 500 km2 corresponding approximately to the current municipalities of Algeciras, San Roque, Los Barrios and La Línea de la Concepción. Following the capture of Gibraltar during the War of the Spanish Succession the former inhabitants settled nearby creating Algeciras, San Roque, and Los Barrios. In 1759, each of them was established as a different municipality.[2]

The Campo de Gibraltar comarca is composed of the following 7 municipalities:

Municipality Area
(km²)
Population
2018[3]
Location
Algeciras 85.8 121,414 Bay of Gibraltar
La Línea de la Concepción 19.3 62,940 Bay of Gibraltar
Mediterranean coast
San Roque 146.9 30,472 Interior - Bay of Gibraltar
Mediterranean coast
Los Barrios 331.3 23,513 Interior
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
Bay of Gibraltar
Castellar de la Frontera 178.8 3,013 Interior
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
Jimena de la Frontera 345.7 9,773 Interior
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
Tarifa 419.7 18,169 Atlantic coast
Los Alcornocales Natural Park
Total 1,527.5 269,294  

References

  1. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  2. ^ Manuel Álvarez Vázquez (April 2004). "La pérdida de Gibraltar y el nacimiento de la nueva población de Los Barrios" (PDF). Almoraima. Revista de Estudios Campogibraltareños (34): 51–66. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-20.
  3. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.

External links

  • Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar

Coordinates: 36°08′N 5°27′W / 36.133°N 5.450°W / 36.133; -5.450


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