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San Javier, Murcia

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Comarca del Mar Menor
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Province  Region of Murcia
Autonomous Community  Region of Murcia
Elevation(AMSL)  4 m (13 ft)
Postal code  30730
Population  31,988 (2014)
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Weather  16°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 86% Humidity
Points of interest  La Manga, Mar Menor, Playa de Colón, Museo de San Javier, Faro del Estacio

San Javier is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia in southeastern Spain. The municipality is situated at the northern end of Murcia's Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Cálida. It is best known for its international airport located there, Murcia-San Javier Airport (MJV), which is the largest in the Region of Murcia.


Map of San Javier, Murcia, Spain

Administrative divisions

The town has a main population centre and ten smaller villages within its administrative perimetre. The last two are located by the seashore:

  • El Mirador
  • La Grajuela
  • Roda
  • Los Sáez de Tarquinales
  • Pozo Aledo
  • Los Pinos
  • Lo Llerena
  • La Calavera
  • Santiago de la Ribera
  • La Manga del Mar Menor
  • Aerodrome

    A military aerodrome was built in Santiago de la Ribera before the Spanish Civil War. It was used by the Spanish Republican Air Force for its bomber (Escuela de Vuelo de Alta Velocidad) and multiple-engined aircraft school (Escuela de polimotores) facilities training military pilots.

    After the Civil War the airfield was used by the Spanish Air Force as an eventual landing facility. Currently it is the location of the international airport, the largest in the Region of Murcia.

    Notable people

  • Antonio Cañadas, footballer
  • References

    San Javier, Murcia Wikipedia

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