1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Priego de Cordoba

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4990671911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 22 — Priego de Cordoba

PRIEGO DE CORDOBA, a town of southern Spain in the extreme S.E. of the province of Cordova, near the headwaters of the river Guadajoz, and on the northern slope of the Sierra de Priego. Pop. (1900), 16,902. The district abounds in cattle and mules and agricultural products, especially wine and oil. The local industries also include tanning and manufactures of esparto fabrics, rugs and cotton goods. The oldest church was built in the 13th century and subsequently restored; it has a fine chapel. There are ruins of an old castle—Priego having been a fortified city of the Moors which was captured by the Christians in 1226, lost again, and finally retaken in 1407.