Pegalajar

Pegalajar
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This village is situated to the south of the province, next to the Granada-Jaen motorway, at the foot of the Sierra Magina mountains among olive groves.

Its municipal district lies within Sierra Magina Natural Park, a part of the Subbetic region, which offers beautiful and spectacular views. With regard to vegetation, Holm and Gall oaks are frequent as well as pine trees and salgareños. Its rich and varied wildlife is also important.

History

The origin of the village dates back to the al-Andalus period , when it was called Pead Ajar, meaning "Land of Vineyards". Its existence has always been connected with the Fuente de la Teja, source of the waters of La Charca.

The Christian reconquest ran parallel to Jaen's; King Fernando III also took the castle of Pegalajar and put it under Jaen's jurisdiction until 1857 when it became an independent village, with its own jurisdiction.

Eminent citizens

Juan Almagro, painter.

Pegalajar
Town
Province of Jaén
Pegalajar
The weather today in Pegalajar
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  • Max 64
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Pegalajar
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
21
Altitude above sea level (m)
818
Extension (Km 2 )
79
No. of Inhabitants
3145
Demonym
Pegalajeños
Postal Code
23110
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