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ALORA, a town of Malaga, southern Spain. Pop. (193o) 11,622. Alora, an ancient and picturesque town (Rom. Iluro) stands at the foot of the Hacho, one of a series of table-lands along the line of the structural depression followed by the river Guadal horce. The fertile vega irrigated from this river, and renowned for oranges, lemons and other fruits, is the uppermost part of the semi-circular Hoya de Malaga, which descends from the defile El Chorro to the coast near Malaga. There are hot sulphur springs in the town. Brandy distilling is, after agriculture, the chief local industry.

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