Situated in the Sierra de Filabres 630m above sea level, between the flat lands of Tabernas and the foothills of the Filabres mountain range. The town has a population of 1007 inhabitants.
After the expulsion of the Moors by the Catholic Kings, Uleila passed to the Duke of Infantado. The re-population of the town was carried out by ten families who took on the land, trees and livestock left by the Moors.
The land the Moors left was designed for the cultivation of vineyards, almond and olive trees, potatoes and other vegetables including; chickpeas, peas, rye, oat, barley, and wheat. The remainder of the pastures were for livestock.
Today the economy is supported by the cultivation of almonds, olives and sundries, with the most profitable product being cheese and milk. All these are well funded by the provincial authorities, giving work to many people of the area.
The traditional dish in Uleila is "Migas" made from bread crumbs, bacon, garlics, etc.
There are many places of interest around the town including, the square of the Sanctuary, the temple of Santa Maria and the Church. Uleila is a town full of character, its an attractive town, organised and very clean.
Many celebrations are held throughout the year, the most important being, the climb up to the Sanctuary of Monteagud, celebrated for three days from the second Saturday in September in a collaborated fiesta.
Romeria Chica celebrated the last Sunday in April is a fun little party held in the town centre and the Fiesta of the Imigrant is celebrated on the last weekend in August.
All in all, a town well worth visiting for the beauty of its surroundings alone.