Lorca

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Lorca

(lôr`kä), city (1990 pop. 67,338), Murcia prov., SE Spain, in Murcia, on the Guadalentín River. It is a market center for a fertile, irrigated basin producing cereals, fruits, and vegetables. Hemp sandals and woolen products are made in Lorca. Nearby are gypsum quarries and sulfur and iron mines. Taken by the Moors in the 8th cent., the city was liberated in 1243. It has a Moorish castle, a 17th-century collegiate church, and several old mansions. Many historic buildings were damaged in an earthquake in 2011.
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a city in southern Spain in Murcia Province. Population, 60,600 (1970). Lorca produces wool, clothing, leather goods, ceramics, and foodstuffs. Lorca is the center of an irrigated area in the Sangonera River valley. Sulphur and iron ore are mined nearby.

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Federico Garc?a . 1898--1936, Spanish poet and dramatist. His poetry, such as Romancero gitano (1928), shows his debt to Andalusian folk poetry. His plays include the trilogy Bodas de sangre (1933), Yerma (1934), and La Casa de Bernarda Alba (1936)

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a town in SE Spain, on the Guadalent?n River. Pop.: 82 511 (2003 est.)
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