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Jerez de la Frontera

(hārāth dā lä frōntā`rä), city (1990 pop. 186,812), Cádiz prov., SW Spain, in Andalusia. Jerez is an important commercial center noted for its sherry and brandy. Its horses of mixed Spanish, Arab, and English blood are world famous. Captured by the Moors in 711, the city was recovered by Alfonso X of Castile in 1264. Of interest are its Gothic churches and an 11th-century Arab alcazar.

Jerez de la Frontera

 

a city in southern Spain, in the region of Andalusia, in Cádiz Province, on the Guadalete River. Population, 149,800 (1970). Jerez de la Frontera is a railroad junction. An important wine-making center, it is known for its sherry. The city’s other industries include locomotive repair, cork processing, the canning of fruit products, and the manufacture of textiles, bottles, and wine barrels. Jerez de la Frontera is the center of a horse-raising region.

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