Santa Olalla del Cala

Santa Olalla del Cala
Santa Olalla del Cala
Santa Olalla del Cala
Official seal of Santa Olalla del Cala
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Santa Olalla del Cala is located in Spain
Santa Olalla del Cala
Santa Olalla del Cala
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°54′N 6°13′W / 37°54′N 6°13′W / 37.900; -6.217
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Huelva
Comarca Sierra de Huelva
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Plaza Barrero
Area
 • Total 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
 • Land 204 km2 (79 sq mi)
 • Water 0.00 km2 (0.00 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,143
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)

Santa Olalla del Cala is a large village within the Autonomous region of Andalucia in southern Spain. The village is also a municipality located in the province of Huelva. [1] the village is situated 1.1 miles (1.8 km) west of the A66-E803 motorway which runs from Sevilla to Salamanca. The village is 43.7 miles (70.3 km) north of the city of Sevilla and 40.9 miles (65.8 km) south of the town of Zafra. The village is 447.5 kilometres (278.1 mi) from the Spanish capital of Madrid and takes approximately 6 hours to travel from there by taxi. [2] The nearest airport is Sevilla Airport [3] which is 52.0 miles (83.7 km) to the south of the village. The nearest railway station is at Llerena which is 34.6 miles (55.7 km) north east of the village.

Location

The village is situated in the southern slopes of the foothills of the Sierra Morena mountain range close to the border between the regions of Andalusia and Extremadura. The municipality is in the northeast of the Province of Huelva, and is within the Aracena Natural Park, [4] which is a protected areas of the Community and occupies the entire north of the province. The village sits on the eastern slope of a proment hill which is topped with a castle fortress, a parish church which in the past has been a Jewish synagogue and a Moorish Mosque. The surrounding countryside consists of meadows and small hills covered predominantly forest of oaks, chestnut trees and scrubland, through which numerous small streams flow, forming a landscape of outstanding natural beauty.

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