Carcaixent

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Carcaixent
Municipality
Coat of arms of Carcaixent
Coat of arms
Carcaixent is located in Spain
Carcaixent
Carcaixent
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°7′20″N 0°26′56″W / 39.12222°N 0.44889°W / 39.12222; -0.44889Coordinates: 39°7′20″N 0°26′56″W / 39.12222°N 0.44889°W / 39.12222; -0.44889
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Ribera Alta
Judicial district Alzira
Government
 • Alcaldesa Lola Botella Arbona (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 59.3 km2 (22.9 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 21,973
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym Carcaixentí, carcaixentina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46740
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Carcaixent (Valencian pronunciation: [kaɾkajˈʃent], Spanish: Carcagente) is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, eastern Spain, with c. 20,000 inhabitants. Its origins go back to prehistoric Iberian and Roman times, with some remainders in its area. It is located in the Ribera Alta comarca, 40 km south of the provincial capital Valencia. It is the birthplace of the orange growth and its flourishing commerce in the 19th and 20th centuries. Currently, its inhabitants live basically on agriculture and the service sector.

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