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Hello friends today I offer this beautiful view taken from the cliff, the horizon of Conil de la Frontera with its beautiful and quiet beach. I hope you will enjoy, that's my desire.

Conil de la Frontera is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cadiz, Andalusia. In 2008 it had 20,752 inhabitants. Its surface area is 87 km ² and has a density of 234.46 inhabitants / km ². It is one of the most picturesque towns on the Costa de la Luz, with places of great ecological and historical. Its economy is based on fishing and tourism facility. That's why in summer its population has reached 90,000 people.

Conil is situated on a coastal plain southwest of the province of Cadiz, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Distance to the capital about 43 kilometers. In its most easterly situation dominating the plain, and its westernmost cliffs among which that of Roche. It is part of the region of La Janda.

Although human presence is found in prehistoric times, the town of Conil was founded in the time of the Phoenicians, who took advantage of going to sea in the area, creating their traps and fishing there. Already in Roman times became splendor and grandeur to be part of the Milky Herculean and unite the cities of Malaga and Cadiz. After the fall of the Roman Empire, Conil was sacked by the Visigoths, the Vandals and the Byzantines until the arrival of the Muslims in 711, had to join the Cora de Sidonia.

Have not become major news in the municipality until 1265, the year in which the municipality, because of the victories of the Christian Reconquest, the town renamed by adding the place name of "border", as it did with other towns such as Chiclana , Jerez or Arcos, because the populations were part of the border between the Muslim lands of the Christians. In 1299, King Ferdinand IV granted to Alonso Perez de Guzman then Conil village for the repopulated and strengthened, contributing to its revival. It was in these times when the town was renamed Torre de Guzman, due to the tower, to defend the city from attack, built under his name.

Although epidemics of plague and other diseases suffered by people in subsequent years, traps residents served as the basis of its economy. In the early sixteenth century village life is disrupted by disputes that occur between two noble families tremendously important area: that of Guzman and Ponce de Leon. Alongside this, disputes between the nobles and villagers worsen the situation in the area, as they seemed to these second bad economic conditions to those forced to live. After all these problems, the following decades were bearing fruit as the population and production of traps began to rise.

It was the seventeenth century the golden age of the population, which became economic enclave nearby. Already in the eighteenth century, the traps begin to decline, but by no means the economy begins to hold through agriculture and livestock. In the middle of this century, a series of disputes due to the tax burden to the landowners and the villagers again disturb the peace of Conil. These problems both territories and money are what make the people fall in popularity sharply, which added to the Napoleonic occupation of the early nineteenth century. The people, who by then had a feeling those anti-seigneurial, created the Trustee Representative, a kind of ombudsman through which the municipalities in the area could face the gentlemen landowners. During the twentieth century, tourism, to a much lesser extent than at present, begins to take its toll on the town, because Sevillian families begin to march through the area in summer to bathe in healing waters. From the 60, Conil has had a tourism boom due to which this is the sector which has sustained the people in these last years.

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