La Atunara

La Atunara
Barriada (pedanía)
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La Atunara is located in Province of Cádiz
La Atunara
La Atunara
Location in the Province of Cádiz
La Atunara is located in Andalusia
La Atunara
La Atunara
La Atunara (Andalusia)
La Atunara is located in Spain
La Atunara
La Atunara
La Atunara (Spain)
Coordinates: 36°10′24″N 5°20′13″W / 36°10′24″N 5°20′13″W / 36.17333; -5.33694UTC+2 (CEST)
Official language(s)Spanish

La Atunara known also as just Atunara is a suburb and the fishing port area of La Línea de la Concepción in the Province of Cádiz, Andalucia, Spain. People from this area are known as 'Atunareños' (Lousy in English).[1] The beach named after the area known as Playa de La Atunara, is one of the most popular in the area.

History

Atunara was mentioned in a Royal Dispatch of 6 March 1634, being under the jurisdiction of the "Tercio del Mar de Marbella y Estepona" in the Kingdom of Granada (Crown of Castile) and is thus the oldest existing settlement in what is now La Linea de la Concepcion.[2]

Traditional tuna fishing called Almadraba was the main source of employment in Atunara until the 1990s when it saw a decline and the area has since had a high level of unemployment and has since been an area known for smuggling tobacco and Hashish.[3][4]

Other Languages
español: La Atunara