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Canillas de Aceituno
Canillas de Aceituno nestles beneath La Maroma, the highest mountain in the Axarquia. A white village which maintains the traditions, the flavour and the architecture of the Axarquia heritage.
The municipality of Canillas de Aceituno has an area of 42km2. The population centre is located at an altitude of 645 m, the average temperature is 17 ° C. And has a population of 2,323 inhabitants.
The name of Canillas de Aceituno has its etymological roots in the latin word Canillae (sugar-cane plantation area) and from the Arab word Azeytuni (woven and dyed silk), the production and commercialisation of silk being the most productive activity developed by the Muslims in this area.
The first historical information we have corresponds to the time of the Arab presence, in which the first village settlement was established. The Andalucian period signifies an Arab culture between the eighth and fifteenth centuries, taking advantage of the watercourses and the establishment of terraced smallholdings, adapted to the slopes, where vegetables and fruit trees were cultivated.
Economy – Future
The predominant economic sector is construction, employing the most workers, alongside agriculture which is characterised through smallholdings, with production of dried Grapes, Avocados and excellent Olives. There is a co-operative for processing Olive oil.
Tourism is providing important growth, with rural lodgings supplying quality amenities and services.
Restaurants offer an abundance of local dishes, in particular the roast “Canillas Goat”.
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