Beniaján

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Beniaján
Skyline of Beniaján
Official seal of Beniaján
Seal
Beniaján is located in Spain
Beniaján
Beniaján
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°59′N 1°04′W / 37.983°N 1.067°W / 37.983; -1.067
Autonomous community Region of Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Huerta de Murcia
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Hernández Quereda
Area
 • Total 13.924 km2 (5.376 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,233
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym Beniajanenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Beniaján is a village located in the Region of Murcia (Spain), beside the mountains that close the Valley of Segura. It has a population of around 11,000 inhabitants, and is not far to the community's capital, Murcia.

Beniaján is known by the abundant production of citrus fruits that its factories exports around the world, the most important industrial activity in this city.

The town was founded in Roman times.

Main sights[edit]

  • San Juan Bautista's church and Patrona's Chapel (17th-20th centuries)
  • Villanueva's church, Virgin of Azahar
  • Mirador de San Antón (viewing point)
  • Puntarrón Chico, a rocky spur commanding the city, home to an Argaric archaeological site
  • Parque Regional de El Valle y Carrascoy (mountains and natural spaces with special protection)

Festivals[edit]

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