The village is located 1035 meters above sea level and has 304 inhabitants (2014). Governor has been populated since prehistoric times.
During the Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula it was formed by a farmhouse, under the name of "Montarun".During the Reconquista it was target of the raids of the Christians that were quartered in Cazorla. It was finally conquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The village was depopulated by the expulsion of the Moors and it was repopulated with settlers from other parts of northern Spain. This village was assigned to the Governor Don Francisco de Molina, whose name it took.
In the summer months the fileds just outside the town are colored yellow of the sun flowers that are planted.
Gobernador (37°28′38″N 3°19′14″O)
Altitude: 1035 meters
Population: 304 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 62 km
Distance to the beach: 125 km (Motril)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 183 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 64 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high