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PUENTE GENIL, or PUENTE JENIL

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 634 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PUENTE GENIL, or PUENTE JENIL, a town of southern Spain, in the province of Cordova; on the right bank of the river Genil or Jenil, a tributary of the Guadalquivir. Pop. (1900), 12,956. Puente Genil is on the Cordova-Malaga railway, and is the starting-point of the line to Linares. A bridge across the Genil, from which the name of the town is derived, joins the lower part of Puente Genil with the higher, which is built on rising ground extending to the olive groves above. There are several convents, schools for primary and higher education, hospitals, a municipal library and a theatre. The principal industry is the manufacture of olive oil. There are also flour-mills and linen factories. The alhondiga or permanent market is always well stocked with grain, vegetables and livestock.
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