Cañete de las Torres

Cañete de las Torres
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The village is situated in the east of the province, in the Campiña Baja region, on the border with the province of Jaen. Practically all land is devoted to the cultivation of cereals and olives.

Cañete de las Torres possesses a discreet charm, as if wishing to go unnoticed among the olive trees and crop fields. It is a typical country village, with its white houses and narrow, winding streets. Monuments of note are the Tower, a relic of the old castle which has now been incorporated into Andalusia Square, and La Tercia, an 18th-century industrial building.

History

Remains have been found dating back to the Neolithic period, primarily at La Haza de la Virgen. Also significant is the presence of the Iberian fort of "El Real", from the Ibero-Turdetan period.
Its name is derived from the Mozarabic "cannetu", meaning "reedbed".
The village was reconquered by Ferdinand III in 1237 and ceded to the Council of Cordoba.
Sancho IV granted feudal control of Cañete and its municipal AREA to Don Alfonso Fernandez de Cordoba in 1293.

Eminent citizens

Juan Perez de Zurita.
Elias Vargas y Zurita, a navy admiral.
Cañete de las Torres
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Province of Córdoba
Cañete de las Torres
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Cañete de las Torres
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
49
Altitude above sea level (m)
320
Extension (Km 2 )
104
No. of Inhabitants
3424
Demonym
Cañeteros
Postal Code
14660
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