Vejer de la Frontera ( Spanish: Vejer de la Frontera ) is a settlement and municipality in Spain , part of the province of Cadiz , in the autonomous community of Andalusia . The municipality is part of the La Janda district (mosquitoes). Covers an area of 264 km². The population is 12,876 people (for 2010). The distance is 54 km to the provincial capital.
|Vejer de la Frontera|
|Vejer de la frontera|
|Mayor||Antonio Jesus Verdu Tello|
|History and geography|
|Timezone||UTC + 1 , in the summer UTC + 2|
|Population||12876 people ( 2010 )|
|Katoykonim||Vejeriego / a|
Vejer de la Frontera was founded in the times of the Phoenicians and the Romans. Located on a hill above the steep slopes of the gorge of the Barbate River and historically held an important strategic position. Under the Moors it became an important agricultural center.
The sights of the town include the 14th-century Divino-Salvador church, the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de la Oliva chapel, the Las Monchas-Concepsonistos monastery.