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Jerez de la Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera
Full nameJerez de la Frontera
Settlement typeMunicipality
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ComarcaCampiña de Jerez
Judicial districtJerez de la Frontera
CommonwealthMunicipios de la Bahía de Cádiz
AlcaldeMaría José García-Pelayo Jurado
Total Area458.7 sq mi (1188.23 km2)
Elevation183.7 ft (56 m)
Total Population208896 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code11401 - 11409
Official language(s)spanish

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Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, (Andalucía in Spanish) in southwestern Spain, situated midway between the sea and the mountains. , the city, the largest in the province, had 208,896 inhabitants; it is the fifth largest in Andalusia. It has become the transportation and communications hub of the province, surpassing even Cádiz, the provincial capital, in economic activity. Jerez de la Frontera is also, in terms of land area, the largest municipality in the province, and its sprawling outlying areas are a fertile zone for agriculture. There are also many cattle ranches and horse-breeding operations, as well as a world-renowned wine industry.

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