La Unión, Murcia

La Unión, Murcia
Municipality
Coat of arms of La Unión, Murcia
Coat of arms
La Unión, Murcia is located in Spain
La Unión, Murcia
La Unión, Murcia
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°37′9″N 0°52′32″W / 37°37′9″N 0°52′32″W / 37.61917; -0.87556
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Region of Murcia
ProvinceRegion of Murcia
ComarcaCampo de Cartagena
Government
 • MayorFrancisco M.ª Bernabé Pérez (PP)
Area
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation86 m (282 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • Total19,009
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
30360
Area code(s)www.ayto-launion.com

La Unión is situated in the Region of Murcia in the southeast of Spain. It has an area of 24.6 km². It has a population of 16,180. It has the elevation of 86 m. Its average annual temperature is 17 °C. It has balmy winters. The sun shines 320 days per year. La Unión is situated in one of the sunniest areas in Europe; this kind climate makes possible the many leisure activities, popular fiestas, sports, and cultural activities that are held in the town. The town is linked by regular train to Cartagena which allows views of the past industrial heritage of the area (lead, alum and silver mining) and the more modern occupations of agriculture and tourism.

The rich mines of La Union provided most of the silver and lead needed by the Late Roman Republic, as it was studied by the archaeologist Eulalia Sintas Martínez.

Geography

The orography of this municipality is quite reliefly. This is due to the fact that part of Sierra Minera (a mountain range) occupies this municipality. The most important mountain of this territory is probably Sancti Spiritu.[1] [2][3]

Besides the mountain relieves, there are another geographic spots in La Unión. There are some beaches such as Playa El Lastre and Playa de San Bruno. A bay also occupies the territory and its name is Bahía de Portmán.[4][1]

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