The village is situated at 871 meters above sea level and has 992 inhabitants (2014). Although the low number of inhabitants there are living 15 different nationalities in this small town. The hamlet Tocon belongs also to the municipality.
The name comes from the Arabic Quéntar Qaryat al kantar, which means bridge and step into the farmstead. Historically Quéntar has been divided into two farmsteads (large and small). The river "Aquas Blancas" is crossing the town and just outside the town the reservoir is situated that has the same name.
Quéntar (37°11′32″N 3°28′00″O)
Altitude: 871 meters
Population: 992 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 14 km
Distance to the beach: 78 km
Distance to Airport Malaga: 158 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 39 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high