La Algaba

La Algaba is a Spanish municipality in the province of Seville, in Andalusia. It belongs to the comarca of Vega del Guadalquivir and extends to the right. Your village is at a height of only eleven meters above sea level on the banks of the lower Guadalquivir.

The population of the municipality amounted to 16,029 inhabitants on 1 January 2013. This figure is a result of significant growth in recent years, due to the incorporation of the city in the northern areas of Seville, also due to the development in agriculture, especially citrus gardens.

Its origins lie in pre-Roman times. It was founded as a settlement of the Tartessian Turdetani Balbilis and later destroyed in the time of the Visigoths. The current name comes from the Arabic Al- Gaba, which means forest (Spanish: El Bosque ). Ferdinand III. conquered the city in 1247 and gave it to his son Don Fadrique. In 1304 the site was assigned to the Infante Don Alfonso de la Cerda. This later joined him from the Duke of Nieblas. Finally, he moved to Don Juan Guzman in Medina Sidonia. Philip II created the title of Marquis de la Algaba to generate financial revenue for the state. The place belonged to the nineteenth century this manor.

The original town center consists of a large circle of walls. This has been overhauled recently. Near the traditional city limits emerged in the 50s to the 70s new suburbs. New residential areas were built in the 1980s and 1990s on former agricultural land, between the three physical limits: the Guadalquivir River, the county road 431 and highway Santi Ponce - La Algaba.

Famous people

  • Diego Tristán (born 1976 ), football player
  • Manuel Torres ( * 1991), football player