Facts and Information about Mojacar
Mojacar is a municipality in the province of Almeria, Andalusia, Spain.
Mojacar is know to have been populated since the Bronze age of about 2000 BC. When ruled by the Greeks, it was known as Murgis-Akra. Then later the name was latinised to Moxacar and then again changed to the arabic version of Muxacra. Nowadays the town is known as Mojácar and it's inhabitants are know as Mojaqueros.
The Mojacar town hall is situated at Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1. The current mayor is Gabriel Flores Morales, an ex-member of the social-democratic , the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE — Partido Socialista Obrero Español) and now representing the newly formed Democratic Party of Mojacar (PDM — Partido Democratico de Mojacar).
A traditional whitewashed mountain village, Mojacar is situated in the south east of the Province of Almeria some 152 metres above mean sea level (37°08′″N 1°51′″W). It covers an area of approximately 72 km² and stretches down to the Mediterranean Sea where the tourist resort know as Mojacar Playa is situated. It has a population density of approximately 85 people per km²
According to the latest data published by the I.N.E (Insituto Nacional de Estadistica), there were a combined 14,200 inhabitants (7,231 male and 6,969 female) in Mojacar and Mojacar Playa.
Mojacar boasts over 3,000 hours of sun per year. The average yearly temperature is a balmy 20º Celsius. Mojacar's 7 day weather forecast can be found here.
According to a rather curious legend, Walt Disney was said to have been born in Mojacar in 1905 and given the name of José Guirao Zamora. Supposedly he was the illegitimate son of Doctor and a washerwomen. The mother was said to have immigrated to the United States where the young José was to be adopted by Elias and Flora Disney. There is however a great deal of contridictory evidence that debunks this rather quaint legend.
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