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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
a town of southern Spain in the province of Malaga; 17 m. W.N.W. of Malaga, on the right bank of the river Guadalhorce, and on the Cordova-Malaga railway. Pop. (rgoo) 10,525. Alora, which is an ancient and picturesque town, with several Moorish ruins, occupies an outlying hill of the Sierra de Tolox, and overlooks a fertile valley where maize, sugar-cane and datepalms are cultivated. There are hot sulphurous springs in the town, which has also a fine climate; and many of the wealthy families from Malaga reside here in summer. Brandy distilling is, after agriculture, the chief local industry.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Alora'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/a/alora.html. 1910.