Ogíjares, Province of Granada, Andalusia, Spain

🇪🇸 Ogíjares is a municipality located in the central-southern part of the province of Granada, Spain.

Ogíjares is located in the centre of a fertile plain, watered by irrigation from the Monachil and Dílar rivers.

Ogíjares had its origins as two small Arab farming villages, although utensils and interments from the Visigoths and as far back as the Neolithic have been found locally. The name comes from the Latin phrase "Hortum Sacrum", which translated in Arabic became Ortexica, and then Oxijar. With the Christian conquest of Granada, the two villages became known as High Ogíjar and Low Ogíjar, finally united into what today is Ogíjares. Like many nearby municipalities, Ogíjares has become a suburb of nearby Granada.

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Ogíjares has a population of over 11,877 people. Ogíjares also forms part of the wider Granada Province which has a population of over 914,678 people.

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