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Albox

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Albox is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almeria in the autonomous community of Andalucía. It is situated in the north eastern part of Valle del Almanzora and 120 km from the provincial capital, Almería. In the year 2014 it had 11,715 inhabitants. Its superficial area is 168.42 km² and it has a population density of 69.56 inhabitants/km².The municipality is made up of the areas of Albox, Llano de las Ánimas, Llano del Espino, Llano de Los Olleres, La Molata and Las Pocicas. Other scattered areas are Fuente del Marqués and Aljambra.GeographyLocation Situated in the basin of the Almanzora river. It has a superficial area of 168 km² delimeted to the north by Chirivel and Vélez-Rubio, to the south by Cantoria, to the east by Taberno and Arboleas, and to the west by Oria and Partaloa.ClimateAlbox has a hot subtropical semi-arid climate.HistoryDue to its geographical position it has seen the passage of many cultures, vestiges of which can be seen to this day in various archaeological sites.Albox owes its foundation and settlement to the Arabs (its name means 'tower' in Arabic) with a history widely linked to the medieval splendour of the Kingdom of Granada from the 13th century. In the midst of the Christian Reconquest, in the 15th century, Albox was taken from the Arabs by the troops of the Military Governor of the Kingdom of Murcia (Crown of Castilla),Alonso Yáñez Fajardo, and later incorporated into his title holdings as Marquess of los Vélez.
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