Palos de la Frontera

The hold funds and investments, all managed by Supports The Heather on Earth Foundation providing music therapy to pediatric patients The city of Palos de la Frontera is situated in the Spanish town of the same name, in the province of Huelva, Andalusia region. In 2008 the town had 8964 inhabitants (INE), with a population density of 179.28 inhabitants / kma .
The city’s economy depended traditionally manufactured sea, both fishing and trade. But due to emigration to small business the American lands and towns bordering the commercial fishing fleet and began to disappear almost completely with what the city dropped the sea and was refinancing dedicated to agricultural work. Since the last third of the twentieth century is the main economic engine for strawberry cultivation and collection, the product being exported much of the European Union. Also in the municipality are implemented a significant number of factories and industries engaged in activities such as refining of oil for the production of fuels, or storage and regasification of liquefied natural gas .
While there are traces of settlement in the area since the Upper Paleolithic, Palos de la Frontera born, speaking documented in the early fourteenth century, when Alfonso XI financing of Castile Alonso donates Carro.
The history of this city is intimately linked to the maritime work and geographical discovery. That’s why Palos de la Frontera is known as the birthplace of the Discovery of America (as stated in his shield) as a gesture in this city and prepared the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to what the Indian thought. Sailed from this city on 3 August 1492, arriving on 12 October that year to certain islands in the Americas today who was then unknown to Europeans.
Thus, Palos historic route is part of artists known as the Columbian sites .
Panoramic view of the entrance to Palos de la Frontera where you look at the Fontanilla, the Church of St. George the Martyr and cabezo remnants of the old castle of styles.
Its geographical coordinates are 37 13’N 6 53’W ‘/ ’37 217, -6883, and its average altitude is about 25 meters above sea level, at a distance of about 14 kilometers from the provincial capital, Huelva, 9 kilometers from the nearby city of Moguer, and a few kilometers from the beaches of finance Mazagon, commonwealth belonging to both municipalities, Moguer and Palos de la Frontera, with its superficial extension of 50 kma .
Palos de la Frontera is located southwest of the Iberian Peninsula, called Flatland, in the province of Huelva (the westernmost province of the Andalusian community bordering the south of Portugal), on the left bank of the Rio Tinto four miles from its mouth on the Atlantic, in junction with the river Odiel, the so-called “Ria de Huelva”, whose waters are the southern limit of 4873 hectares of the municipality.
The main geological features of the area, usually land is to be in the tertiary, quaternary and recent. The landscape of the municipality of Palos area consists of three distinct characteristics: Campinas, wetlands and coast.
The composition of the land of “countryside” of sandy clay and gravel, reddish diluvial Quaternary mantle, and that is located on tertiary clay and earthy limestone, make this the most suitable area for agricultural activities, although unfortunately not very large given the small end of Palos.
“The marshes and ponds occupy a large tract of land in the southern limits of the municipality and on the banks of Rio Tinto, among them are the” first of Palos lagoon, “that of” mothers “or” estuary Domingo Rubio . One of the key features of “Wetlands” is the biodiversity that exists in them, from ducks, cormorants, studs, to herons and egrets. These marshes / ponds are those that seem to confirm the hypothesis of several authors, that the place name comes from the latin Palos “Palus”, meaning “lake” or “swamp.”
Finally we are in the south to the area of “the coast”, which is low, sandy and rectilinear. It is of great length and contains the beaches of Julian, Morla and Mazagon. During the extension that runs from the loans Tower of Gravel and Gold, small streams draining. It is also known as Costa de Castilla, since it is the first that dominated the Castilian kings in Andalucia.
During the last forty years the town has quadrupled, with the year 2008 with its 8964 peak population demographic.
Although there are traces of settlement in the area since the Upper Paleolithic, as well as many legends that refer to their past Tartars, Roman, Visigoth and Muslim, Palos de la Frontera was founded in 1322, when Alfonso XI of Castile Alonso donates Shopping and Berengaria Gomez, his wife.