Place:San Roque, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain

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NameSan Roque
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates36.217°N 5.383°W
Located inCádiz, Andalucía, Spain
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San Roque is a small town and municipality in the south of Spain. It is part of the province of Cádiz, which in turn is part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. San Roque is situated a short way inland of the north side of the Bay of Gibraltar, just to the north of the Gibraltar peninsula. The municipality has a total surface of 145 km² with a population of approximately 25,500 people, as of 2005. Its name is Spanish for Saint Roch, a Christian saint who was revered in a shrine dating back to 1508 that predates the foundation of the town.

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