ALAMEDA
GENERAL INFORMATION

Alameda


Mayoral of townhall
Sr. D. Juan Lorenzo Pineda Claverías

Geografic Dates:
Coordinates for GPS
• Latitude: 37º 12’’
• Longitude: 4º 39’’
• Surface: 65 km²
• Altitude over sea level: 430 m.
• District: Vega de Antequera
• Distance to Málaga: 73 km.
• Middle temperature in year: 16 ºC
• Residents: 5.486
• Next villages: Los Carvajales, Los Pérez, y Corcoya

Geografic location:
Alameda is a village in the province of Málaga, Andalusia, situated in the north of Antequera and it extends over a countryside with only few hills which cut the wide flat landscape.
Covered with Olivetrees which, together with the wheat, make up the wealth of this area. Logo of the town is the Sierra de la Camorra and Ratosa Lagoon, listed in the wilderness as a nature reserve.
The village took its name of the creek “de las Álamos”, which is an important place, where the paths between the provinces of Málaga, Granada and Sevilla cross.
In the year 208 BC., in the times of Carthage, staged a similar fact like in Sagunto: Besieged by the Romans (led by Lucio Marcio), the Carthage kept the faith, all the inhabitants died after a fire in the city. We do not know much about the history of Alameda to the 16th JH, only a small Visigoth treasure from the 6th century shows us, that there were settlements in this area.

Alameda


In 1833 José María Hinojosa Corbacho ("El Tempranillo'') died in this city, in a meeting with former members of his party. He was injured by bandits kill. His death certificate is kept in the parish archives.