Buñol

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Buñol
Municipality
Buñol desde su castillo.jpg
Flag of Buñol
Flag
Coat of arms of Buñol
Coat of arms
Buñol is located in Spain
Buñol
Buñol
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Hoya de Buñol
Judicial district Chiva
Government
 • Alcalde Fernando Giraldos (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total 112.40 km2 (43.40 sq mi)
Elevation 441 m (1,447 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 9,940
 • Density 88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Demonym Buñolense
Buñolero/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46360
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Buñol (Valencian: Bunyol) is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain. The municipality has an area of some 112 km², and is situated approximately 38 km west of the provincial and autonomous community capital city, Valencia. It lies along the Buñol River and is surrounded by the mountain ranges La Sierra de Las Cabrillas, la Sierra de Dos Aguas and la Sierra de Malacara y Martés.

The municipal local economic base is a mixture of the industrial and the agricultural (carob trees, almond trees, fruit trees, olive trees and grapes.)

Archaeological evidence indicates civilization in Buñol going back 50,000 years.[citation needed] Buñol's population is about 9,000 people but is visited by over 30,000 for La Tomatina: a tomato throwing event in the Plaza del Pueblo. On the last Wednesday of every August, thousands of people gather in the Plaza and throw metric tons of over ripe tomatoes at each other.

Buñol has regional rail passenger service to Valencia via the RENFE system.

Every year upwards of 40,000 people gather in the town to throw over 115,000 kilograms of tomatoes at each other in the yearly Tomatina festival. The festival is a popular sight and tourists from across Europe flock to the town to join in the fun.[1]

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