La Atunara

La Atunara
Barriada (pedanía)
La Atunara is located in Province of Cádiz
La Atunara
La Atunara
Location in the Province of Cádiz
Coordinates: 36°10′24″N 5°20′13″W / 36°10′24″N 5°20′13″W / 36.17333; -5.33694
Country   Spain
Autonomous community   Andalusia
Province Cádiz
Comarca Campo de Gibraltar
Municipality La Línea de la Concepción
Judicial district Algeciras
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
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.


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 1990's 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]

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español: La Atunara