Cuevas del Campo

Cuevas del Campo, Spain
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Official seal of Cuevas del Campo, Spain
Location of Cuevas del Campo
Location of Cuevas del Campo
MunicipalityCuevas del Campo
 • Total97 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation855 m (2,805 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total2,073
 • Density21.4/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

Cuevas del Campo is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the city has a population of 2073 inhabitants. In the north east corner of the Granada Province and at around 130 kilometres from Granada City (home of the Alhambra), Cuevas del Campo is one of the six picturesque villages that make up the area of Baza in the Altiplano region. It covers 97 km2 and has a population of approximately 2,500.

It lies in between the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Cazorla.

Cuevas del Campo is the youngest of the municipalities in the Baza region, having been formed in 1980. The population is approximately 2,500 and the inhabitants are known as ’cueveños’. The village economy is basically agricultural, with a strong emphasis on olives.


Over many years there have been disputes between the towns of Pozo Alcón (Jaén Province) and Zújar (Granada Province) regarding the boundaries of these two municipalities. The result of a long legal wrangle ended up with the dividing of the territory into three parts, one of which was El Retamar (which is now Cuevas del Campo). Over 30 years the people of Cuevas del Campo wanted segregation from Zújar (which is situated some 20 kilometres away). This was finally granted on 21 November 1980, when Cuevas del Campo finally became an independently constituted municipality.

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asturianu: Cueves del Campu
Bân-lâm-gú: Cuevas del Campo
български: Куевас дел Кампо
Esperanto: Cuevas del Campo
français: Cuevas del Campo
Kreyòl ayisyen: Cuevas del Campo (Grenad)
Bahasa Melayu: Cuevas del Campo
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oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Cuevas del Campo
português: Cuevas del Campo
українська: Куевас-дель-Кампо
Tiếng Việt: Cuevas del Campo