The Segura river passing through Archena.
Location of Archena in Murcia.
|Comarca||Vega Media del Segura|
|• Alcalde||Patricia Fernádez López (PP)|
|• Total||16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||102 m (335 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
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.
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