Region Alhama


The region Alhama de Granada stretches from the western end of Granada. Mountain ranges, valleys, fertile plains and countryside form a rich and diverse landscape that borders the western mountains and the nature park Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. The region does not have a motorway, but the roads are in good condition. The northern area borders the A92 motorway (Malaga – Granada).


Demographic characteristics

The “Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía” annually determines the number of inhabitants. Here the figures are taken from the municipal registrations. We looked at the country of birth of the people who were registered in a municipality in the Alhama de Granada region in 2017.

The figures show the following: in the Alhama region, a total of 1.9385 foreigners lived in 2017, which was 11.44% of the population. Of these 452 people were European, this was 2.67% of the total population in the Alhama region. The largest groups of foreigners were: Africans (1,133), Moroccans (1,049) and Americans (339). The largest groups of Europeans were the Romanians (150), Englishmen (127) and Germans (49). At least according to statistics, many Europeans are not registered in the municipality.

The majority of Europeans live in:

  • Chimeneas: 106 people corresponding to 7.99% of the population. The largest group are the Ruman with 85 people.
  • Cacín: 39 people corresponding to 6.64% of the population. The largest group is the English with 28 people.
  • Santa Cruz del Comercio: 29 people corresponding to 5.28% of the population. The largest group are the English with 25 people.

However, if we look at the number of foreigners as a percentage of the total population, other names will appear.


Accessibility Alhama de Granada

Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada- Jaén: this airport is located next to the city of Granada. The distance from Alhama de Granada to the airport is 47 km (40 min utes). There are a total of 12 destinations, including London and Naples. Click here for all destinations.

Málaga-Costa del Sol aeropuerto: this airport is located just outside the city of Malaga. The distance from Alhama de Granada to the airport is 91 km (1 hour and 20 minutes). There are a total of 110 destinations, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradfort, Liverpool,  London, Manchester, New Castle, Shannon, Southend Sen. Click here for all destinations.


Climate in the region Alhama

The climate in Alhama de Granada is warm and temperate. The winter months are much rainier than the summer months. The average annual temperature is 14.4 ° C. In a year there is on average a rainfall of 540 mm and the driest month is July with 6 mm of precipitation. Most precipitation falls in November, with an average of 74 mm. With an average of 23.9 ° C, July is the hottest month and January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 6.5 ° C (Source:


Nature in the region Alhama

The landscape is determined by the contrasts and the diversity of natural environments. Places where resinous pines, cork trees and white-oak tree house are emblematic ibexes, the golden eagle, the peregrine falcons and the hawk. A natural environment that perfectly integrates the Arabic-flavored villages such as Alhama de Granada, Arenas del Rey and Jayena. The southwest is the most mountainous and steep area where we find the natural monument Tajos de Alhama, impressive vertical rock walls with atop the city of Alhama de Granada, but also the Tajos of Cacin are worth a visit. Alhama is characterized by the ecological richness of the Sierras de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, whose peaks form a natural border between the provinces of Malaga and Granada.


Villages in the region Alhama

The 6.7 earthquake on the Richter scale in 1884 destroyed more than 60,000 homes, mainly in the Alhama de Granada region. The epicenter was in Arenas del Rey. In addition to many deaths and injuries, it also destroyed much of history. The cities were rebuilt with the help and financial support of villages outside Andalusia and even outside of Spain. Alhama is the city where many historic buildings have been preserved and can still be viewed and visited today.


The most interesting villages in the Alhama region



Other villages in the Alhama region


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