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Iznajar

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5,960 residents

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Antequera 57km Malaga 85km Granada 94km Sevilla 188km

85km Malaga

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94km Granada

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188km Sevilla

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Iznajar Coat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Encinas Reales

Ayuntamiento de Iznajar Julio Burell, 17, 14970 Iznajar, Córdoba Telephone: 957 53 40 02

http://www.iznajar.es/

Town Hall, Iznajar

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Iznajar itself escaped the submersion that often visits towns and villages in the region of Andalucia's controversial programme to construct more and more dams and reservoirs to serve this increasingly thirsty region. If anything, the lake below has given further resonance to its unofficial title as the Mirador (viewpoint) del Genil. Surrounding countryside and communications have been radically altered, not least by a bridge built across the reservoir near Iznajar in order to continue to carry traffic on the Archidona/Priego de Córdoba road. In effect, Iznajar now offers the perfect setting for anyone wanting to live in the (cheaper) interior but still retain a 'sea' view.

Iznajar Cordoba lake

Iznajar is situated near the southerly border of Córdoba province, and serves as a natural entrance to the Sierra Subeticas Natural Park. From the south, it is best reached from Junction 175 on the3 A92 Sevilla-Granada careterra, and is only 20km from the turnoff. Town and embalse - named after it - are north of Archidona on the map. The town of Rute is to the north-west and, beyond that, Lucena. Priego de Córdoba lies to the north-east, Jáen beyond it.

Iznajar Cordoba lake

This small town of some six thousand inhabitants was transformed some years ago by the creation of an 'embalse', or reservoir, below the promontory on which Iznajar sits in the River Genil valley. Today, to all intents and purposes, Iznajar now has a waterfront, overlooking an inland sea some thirty kilometres long, and containing an estimated 900 million cubic metres of water destined for domestic consumption.

Iznajar Cordoba
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