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Vega de Granada area in Spain

Vega de Granada - Andalucía

Vega de Granada is a Spanish comarca located in the central part of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. This territory is bounded by mountains to the North, the region of Guadix to the East, the Alpujarra Granadina Southeast, the Lecrin Valley to the South, Alhama southwest region, and Loja region to the West.

It consists of forty municipalities, of which just half - twentieth - have less than 15 km², with a much higher than the provincial, average population density.

The most populous municipality is the city of Granada, and the largest is Güejar Sierra; Conversely, the municipality with the smallest number of inhabitants is Dudar, and less surface is Cajar, which is also the smallest of the province.

Vega de Granada is a region characterized by its plain in the West - with the exception of Sierra Elvira--and its mountainous terrain elsewhere, with Sierra Nevada,Sierra de Huétor and Sierra la Alfaguara.

Nature tourism: Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Huétor and Sierra la Alfaguara, the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada.

Agricultural production: The olive grove of olive oil, and to a lesser extent the almond tree. Barley, wheat and maize.

Gastronomy: The saladillas with beans, remojón granadino of cod and orange, the crumbs, potatoes or the cabbage soup.

For the more gluttonous delicious sweets varieties come from nuns as pestiños, pastries, eggs moles of Antón, bizcochaza of harvest, potatoes dumplings, cocas, roscos de Santo Tomas, pianones and shortcakes.

Traditions: Easter

Granada province in Spain

Granada is a Spanish province located in the Southeast peninsula, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and in the cordillera Penibética, within the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its capital is the city of Granada.

To the Northeast it borders with the provinces of Albacete and Murcia; to the East with Almería; to the North with Jaén; to the West with Málaga and Córdoba; and to the South it looks out onto the Mediterranean.

Its area is 12,635 km2, its population is 922 928 inhabitants. (2012), of which approximately 25% live in the capital, and its population density is 72,41 people per km2. It is divided in 168 municipalities and 12 local autonomous entities (see anexo:municipio in the province of Granada), although during 2013 they will be 169 municipalities, after independence from Valderrubio.

The main population centres are Granada city and its Metropolitan Area (55%), the Granada coast (10.5%) with the municipalities of Almuñécar and Motril, second and third centres of provincial population respectively after the capital, and the internal areas of Guadix, Baza and Loja.

The highest peak of the Iberian peninsula, Mulhacén, with an altitude of 3,482 meters, is located in Granada. Share with the province of Almeria Sierra Nevada National Park.

It has a Mediterranean climate part in most of the territory, but also a mountain climate occurs in the highest, and subtropical coast part.

Andalucía region in Spain

Andalucía is an autonomous community of Spain, with the status of a historic nationality, in accordance with the Statute of autonomy that governs it. It consists of the provinces of Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.

Its capital is Seville, the city recognized by the Statute of autonomy as the headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía. The headquarters of the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia is located in the city of Granada.

It is the most populated region of Spain (8 449 985 inhabitants to 1 January 2012) and the second largest, which explains its important position in Spain.

In general terms, the typical vegetation of Andalusia is Mediterranean forests, characterized by vegetation of Evergreen, and trees that adapt during the summer drought. There are abundant cork trees, pine trees, fir, among others, and of course the olive and almond trees.

The traditional cuisine of Andalusia is very varied. It forms part of the Mediterranean diet, based on olive oil, grains, legumes, vegetables, fish, nuts and meat; In addition to a long tradition of wine consumption.

Cured ham is produced in the highland areas of Sierra Morena and Sierra Nevada as the Sierra de Huelva ham Pedroches, of Trevélez. The three are denominations of origin and have a proven quality.