Almassora

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Almassora
Municipality
VAérea Almassora.jpg
Coat of arms of Almassora
Coat of arms
Almassora is located in Spain
Almassora
Almassora
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°56′25″N 0°3′45″W / 39.94028°N 0.06250°W / 39.94028; -0.06250Coordinates: 39°56′25″N 0°3′45″W / 39.94028°N 0.06250°W / 39.94028; -0.06250
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Plana Alta
Judicial district Villarreal
Government
 • Alcalde Vicente Casanova Claramonte (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 23,891
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym Almassorí, almassorina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12550
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Almassora (Valencian: [aɫmaˈsoɾa]; Spanish: Almazora) is a town and municipality in the comarca of Plana Alta, Valencian Community, Spain.

Urbanized areas[edit]

  • Almassora
  • La Platja
  • L'Horta
  • El Secà
  • Polígon industrial

History[edit]

There are ancient Iberian remains within the municipal term. Its present location is from Muslim origin and it is said that the place received its name from Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir 'Almansor', the Caliph of Cordova.

James I of Aragon conquered the town from the saracens in 1234. the municipal charter was given in 1237. In 1616 a channel was built to bring the water from the Millars River to the town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ País Valencià, poble a poble, comarca a comarca by Paco González Ramírez

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