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Motril is a town and municipality on the Mediterranean coast in the province of Granada, Spain. It is the second largest town in the province, with a population of 61,171 as of 2012. The town is located near the Guadalfeo River and 69km from Granada. The council of Motril includes the city of Motril and the neighbourhoods of El Varadero, Torrenueva, Carchuna, Calahonda, Puntalón, Playa Granada, Las Ventillas, La Perla, La Garnatilla and La Chucha. The town is the capital of the region of the Coast of Granada.King Baudouin of Belgium died in Motril of heart failure during a visit to their summer residence, "Villa Astrida" in 1993.HistoryAlthough its origin still remains hidden, it was a Phoenician enclave. It already existed in Roman times, although we cannot say it was one of cities named Murgis, mentioned in Baetica by Pliny the Elder and Ptolemy.When the Christians conquered Motril, there were 2000 inhabitants for agriculture, fishing and the production of silk and sugar. The villa occupied 3.5km. Outside the city there are two suburb: Al-Majon suburb and al-Couruch suburb and a neighborhood called Jandara.In Motril’s history, there was a Moorish uprising in 1569 that finished in 1570 with the Christians’ victory. This made a recession of sugar production but this finished 5 years later with the repopulation of old Christians.Motril is in Province of Granada. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Motril trip itinerary using our Spain itinerary builder app.
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