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Anticaria was conquered around 716, becoming part of femme à la recherche de upmo the Umayyad Caliphate under the name Medina Antaquira citation needed ( Arabic for "Antaquira City.
The population is 41,197 (2002 census).
In the eastern suburbs there is one of the largest burial mounds in Spain, dating from the Bronze Age, and with subterranean chambers excavated to a depth.12 Roman Spain around 10 CE.They are the largest such structures in Europe.Under the Romans, Anticaria was particularly known for the high quality of its olive oil.In the 1960s, the nearby Costa del Sol developed into an international tourist hotspot and Antequera experienced another economic upswing.Antequera's prosperity slowly came to a close at the end of the seventeenth century and the beginning of the eighteenth.Cristobalina Fernández de Alarcón).Antequera (Spanish pronunciation: antekea ) is a city and municipality in the, comarca de Antequera, province of Málaga, part of the.
The primary employers of the region, however, continued to be involved in the production and trade of grain, fruit, olive oil, and wine.
Spain edit Antequera became an important commercial town at the crossroads between Málaga to the south, Granada to the east, Córdoba to the north, and Seville to the west.
In the mid-nineteenth century, it manufactured flannels, paper, leather, silk, and soap and it carried on a large trade in grain, fruit, olive oil, and locally- quarried marble.His half-brother Genseric succeeded him, eventually relocating his people to Africa.The textile industry collapsed in the early twentieth century.During the fall of the Roman Empire, the area of Anticaria fell to the pagan Siling Vandals in the 410s.Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.Port of Algeciras, Antequera is emerging as an important centre of transportation logistics, with several industrial parks, and the new Logistics Centre of Andalusia (Centro Logístico de Andalucía).Umayyad Spain was formally Muslim, but broadly (though not entirely tolerant of other religions.The newly built churches included San Sebastián in the city centre and the largest and most splendid of the city, Real Colegiata de Santa María, with its richly decorated mannerist façade.Al-Andalus edit Antequera's castle with the Peña de los Enamorados in the background The Conquest of Antequera The Arab invasion of the Iberian peninsula began in 711 under Tariq ibn-Ziyad.Because of its location, its flourishing agriculture, and the work of its craftsmen, all contributing to the cultural growth of the city, Antequera was called the "Heart of Andalusia" by the early sixteenth century.