Village situated in the Sierra de los Filabres, on mountainous arid terrain, except the AREAs of irrigated land which are green and more humanized. The village is situated around these green zones and its most important economic activity is marble.
HistoryIn various places within its AREA.
During the Al-Andalus period, this mining activity disappeared and agriculture became preferable. During this period Almeria enjoyed an important linen and silk industry. Madoz tells us that in the middle of the last century, Lijar had 25 looms for the manufacture of fabrics of linen and hemp. These looms have not survived to the present day.
Nowadays the agricultural activity is only for own-consumption. Where there has been significant development has been in the working of the marble quarries, the authentic economic impulse of the AREA. It currently has twelve quarries.
An interesting fact about Lijar is that when King Alfonso XII visited France in 1883, he was jeered at and insulted by the French citizens. Lijar therefore decided to declare war on France on 14 October 1883. One hundred years later the Peace Treaty was signed between the village's authorities and representatives from France.
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