The expanse is located between the Sierra de las Nieves, with an altitude of 1.977 metres and the Sierra Prieta, with an altitude of 1.505 metres.

Its origin is probably Roman, and its name could come from the word"Juncaira". It has got an smooth weather at the whole territory, producing excellent grape juices, citrics, olives and almonds. At the cattle raising are remarkable the goats. It has got also a clothe's factory.

The church is dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary. It conservs still the rests of its arab castle, which was ordered to be destroyed after the conquest by the catholic troups. It can be seen a vigilance tower, well conserved and belonging to the coast fortresses built after the conquest.

It celebrates fair on august, 16th and on october, 7th, dedicated to its Patron Saint, the Virgin of the Rosary.


Basic information

  • Population : 3046
  • Expanse: 55,2 km2
  • Distance from Ronda: 34 Km
  • Altitude: 679m