Archena

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Archena
The Segura river passing through Archena.
The Segura river passing through Archena.
Flag of Archena
Flag
Official seal of Archena
Seal
Location of Archena in Murcia.
Location of Archena in Murcia.
Archena is located in Spain
Archena
Archena
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°06′54″N 1°17′57″W / 38.11500°N 1.29917°W / 38.11500; -1.29917
Country Spain
A. community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Vega Media del Segura
Government
 • Alcalde Patricia Fernádez López (PP)
Area
 • Total 16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,135
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Website Official website

Archena is a municipality of Spain in the autonomous community and province of Murcia. It has a population of 16,707 (2006) and an area of 16.5 km2 (6.4 sq mi). It is 24 km (15 mi) from the provincial capital, Murcia.

Archena is home to a hot water mineral spa, dating back to Roman times and has 3 hotels built around it. Whilst undergoing recent development, further Roman ruins were found on the site of the spa.