Campillos

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Campillos
Flag of Campillos
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Official seal of Campillos
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Campillos is located in Andalusia
Campillos
Campillos
Location in Andalusia
Coordinates: 37°03′N 4°51′W / 37.050°N 4.850°W / 37.050; -4.850
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceProvince of Málaga
ComarcaAntequera
Government
 • IUFrancisco Guerrero Cuadrado
Area
 • Total188 km2 (73 sq mi)
Elevation
461 m (1,512 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total8,517
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Campillero
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
29320
Websitehttp://www.campillos.es

Campillos is a municipality and town in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is located northwest of the province in the comarca of Guadalteba and within the judicial district of Antequera. The municipality is approximately 30 kilometers from Antequera and 70 from the provincial capital. It covers an area of 188 km2 extending from grain fields and olive groves and includes several lakes inhabited by flamingos and storks.

It has a population of approximately 8,633 residents according to the National Institute of Statistics (2012). The parish church Our Lady of Repose, Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Señora del Reposo, near the plaza is a major attraction.[2] The natives are called Campilleros.

Campillos was founded in 1492.

Geography[edit]

Campillos is part of the comarca of Guadalteba, together with the municipalities of Almargen, Ardales, Cañete La Real, Carratraca, Cuevas del Becerro, Sierra de Yeguas and Teba.

It includes the old municipality of Peñarrubia [es], which disappeared in the seventies due to the construction of the reservoir of Guadalteba.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Most of the land is covered by olive groves and grain fields on its flat side and the mountains are dominated by scrub and woodland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ The town's entry on andalucia.com

Coordinates: 37°03′N 4°51′W / 37.050°N 4.850°W / 37.050; -4.850