Nívar is a municipality located in the province of Granada, Spain, situated in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is located in the centre-part of the county known as Vega de Granada, which its situated in the northeast skirt of Sierra de la Alfaguara. It is just 14 km away from the capital of the province. At the same time, it is confined by the municipalities of Cogollos Vega, Huétor Santillán, Alfacar and Güevéjar. According to the 2005 census ( INE), the municipality has a population of 681 inhabitants.