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Fuente de Piedra is located in Malaga Region , Andalucia

In the north of Malaga province in Andalucia, 19km from Antequera is the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a famous beautiful lagoon. The largest natural lake in the Iberian Peninsula at 2.5km wide and 6.5km long, it is a haven for birds with over 170 different species recorded here.

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Quick information of Fuente de Piedra Andalucia:

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2400 residents

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Schools

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Antequera 20km Málaga 65km Granada 110km Sevilla 145km

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65km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 1h

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110km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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145km to Sevilla

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Fuente de Piedra Andalucia Location

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Local Information

Fuente de la Piedra Coat of Arms Malaga Andalucia
Ayuntamiento de Fuente de Piedra

C/ Ancha, 9 29520 Fuente de Piedra, Málaga Telephone: 952-735-016

http://www.fuentedepiedra.es/

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Fuente de Piedra information

Apart from its abundant aquatic birds, Fuente de Piedra Laggon  which is located in the centre of Andalucia, Malaga province, is well known for its flamingo population, the second largest colony of these birds in Europe after the French Camargue region and the only inland site on the continent where they breed. In spring flamingos flock here in their thousands to reproduce, attracted by the water's high salt content and the fact that it is shallow.

Although in winter the lake fills up and covers around 15km2, it is seasonal, so it virtually dries out in summer. During times of scarcity, the flamingos may go as far as the Doñana National Park to find food.

Fuente de la Piedra Andalucia flamingo Malaga

During Roman times, salt was extracted here and flamingos were hunted for their tongues, considered to be a delicacy. In the early 19th century people believed that the lake water had medicinal qualities, so the Laguna  de Fuente de Piedra was not allowed to dry out completely, unlike other wetland areas in Spain.

In the 1930s a salt company that owned the lake undertook a campaign to reduce the flamingo population, which was threatening their salt production.

Fuente de la Piedra Andalucia flamingo Malaga

Luckily, the lake's ecological value was publicised and it became a magnet for birdwatchers and naturalists. In 1988 it was a declared a zone of special interest for birds (Zepa). The protected area covers 8,543 ha.

Fuente de la Piedra lake Malaga Andalucia

The best places to see the lake include the viewpoint by the visitors' centre, the Mirador de Cerro del Palo, and anywhere along the footpath Sendero de la Vicaría. Fuente de Piedra Lagoon is one of the well worthy places to visit in Malaga Province. 

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