Requena, Valencia


Coat of arms

Location in Spain

Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Requena-Utiel
Judicial district Requena
Founded 7th century BC
  Alcalde Javier Berasaluce Ramos (2011) (PP)
  Total 814.2 km2 (314.4 sq mi)
Elevation 692 m (2,270 ft)
Population (2008)
  Total 20,807
  Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Requenense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46340
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Requena is a municipality in eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia, located on the left bank of the river Magro.

The town used to be a Moorish fortress, occupying a strong position in the mountainous region of Las Cabrillas (1000 metres). It is dominated by the ancient citadel of the Moors, and still has traces of the original town walls. There are three ancient parish churches; San Nicolas, the oldest, dates from the 13th century, but was partly restored in 1727. Near the town are the sulphurous springs of Fuentepodrida.

List of settlements included in the municipality


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