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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Mazarrón celebrating 440th anniversary throughout 2012

The community of Mazarrón this year celebrates the 440th anniversary of the granting of the status ('privilege') of Town - Privilegio de la Villa de Almazarrón - in 1572 and a series of events is planned for the year to mark the event. The Town Council has launched a website www.mazarron1572.es to provide a platform to publicise the programme, but it contains a lot of information about the historical background leading up to the granting of the Charter by Philip II on 1st August 1572 and its proclamation locally in Almazarrón on 7th September of that year.

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