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UBEDA, a town of southern Spain, in the province of Jaen ; 2000 ft. above sea-level, in the Loma de Ubeda, a range on the right bank of the Guadalquivir. Pop. (190x3), 19,913. The surrounding country produces wheat, wine, olives and fruit, tibeda has a station 6 m. south on the Madrid-Almeria railway. Portions of the old walls, with towers and gates, still remain, and there are three late Gothic churches, the oldest of which, San Salvador, dates from 1540 to 1556, and contains some interesting paintings. An important fair is held from the 29th of September to the sth of October. Oil, soap, esparto and linen fabrics are manufactured. Ubeda was an important town under Moorish rule.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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