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Volume 07

1Casa News from Spain - No. 7
 
 
 
 
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Campillos – is a small town built in the centre of a plain between Antequera and Olvera.  It is an ideal location to live with Malaga Airport and the Costa del Sol approximately 1 hour away and the beautiful and ancient cities of Seville and Granada both within easy reach.
 
 
The area surrounding the town is quite level with the hills rising in the distance, much of the land is covered in olive groves and cereal crops. 
 
 
The reservoirs of the Guadalteba and Guadalhorce are a short drive away where one can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the spectacular countryside.
 
 
The salt lake of Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, one of the largest natural lakes in Andalucia is nearby and in the Spring flocks of pink flamingos arrive for the nesting season.
 
 
In Campillos itself, there is the outstanding 16th Century church of Nuestra Señora del Reposo, which boasts an impressive bell tower and the later addition of a Baroque façade. The Ermita de San Benito, the patron saint of the town, is another of many places of interest.
 
 
Campillos celebrates their patron saint with a two day festival in July with the annual summer Fería taking place in early August.
 
 
The town is famous for its tanning and leather manufacture with several outlets around the town.
 
Compare the Average Rainfall for the Local Area
 
 
Alora
Average Annual Rainfall : 580 L/M² 
Average Annual Temperature : 16’6 ºC
 
 
Ardales
Average Annual Rainfall: 400 L/M² 
Average Annual Temperature: 15’3 ºC
 
 
Campillos
Average Annual Rainfall: 510 L/M² 
Average Annual Temperature: 15 ºC
 
 
Valle De Abdalajis
Average Annual Rainfall: 600 L/M² 
Average Annual Temperature: 15’4 ºC
 
 
Alora is the warmest with Ardales being the driest!
 
Malaga C.F. - Malaga 0 - Valencia 2.  Malaga lost their home match 0 - 2 to Valencia with a tame performance.  This now leaves Malaga six games without a win and 16th place in La Liga. Malaga next play Albacete on Sunday 28th, kick off at 17.00 hours.
 
Spain is No. 10 - according to a "quality of life" assessment by Economist magazine Spain is the 10th best place to live in the world.
 
 
Ireland is number 1 followed by Switzerland, Norway and Luxembourg. All but one of the top 10 were European countries.
 
 
'TOP TEN COUNTRIES'
 
1 Ireland
2 Switzerland
3 Norway
4 Luxembourg
5 Sweden
6 Australia
7 Iceland
8 Italy
9 Denmark
10 Spain
 
The survey was prepared for the Economist's "World in 2005" publication, with the remit: "Where will be the best place to live in 2005?"
 
 
Researchers took into account not just income, but other factors considered important to people's satisfaction and well-being.
 
 
They included health, freedom, unemployment, family life, climate, political stability and security, gender equality and family and community life.
 
The USA languished in 13th, while Britain was 29th - the lowest of the pre-expansion EU nations.
 
 
The magazine admits that measuring quality of life is not a straightforward thing to do, and that its findings will have their critics - "except, of course, the Irish".
 
Hard Rock hotel planned for Madrid
By Roger Bray
Madrid's 202-room Reina Victoria hotel will be the first in Europe to operate under the Hard Rock brand. The property, at the west end of the pedestrianised Plaza de Santa Ana, will be managed bySpain's Sol Melia as part of a joint venture established last year.