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Jaén city.

Background Information
The total population of the province of Jaén is 670.000 people. 550.000 people live in the metropolitan area, and 117.000 live in the capital. The province has other towns with relatively high population, as Linares with approximately 60,000 habitants.

The city centre is located in the geographic coordinates 37º 46' N, 3º 47' W. It has an extension of 426 km2 and an average height of 572 meters over the sea.

Jaén has a Mediterranean climate of continental influence characterized by cold winters with and hot summer.

The average annual temperature is 18ºC, while average summer temperature is around 22ºC. It is possible to get maximum temperatures of 35ºC under the sun in July and August.

The average temperature in winter is 12ºC. It is not usual minimum temperatures under 5ºC. average annual rain is 600 l/sqm.

In average, the city presents approximately 2800 annual hours of sunlight. It exist few differences between the winter months and the summer ones. The major environmental problems come derived from the road traffic.

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