Cheste

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Cheste
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Cheste
Coat of arms
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Cheste is located in Spain
Cheste
Cheste
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°28′47″N 0°41′4″W / 39.47972°N 0.68444°W / 39.47972; -0.68444Coordinates: 39°28′47″N 0°41′4″W / 39.47972°N 0.68444°W / 39.47972; -0.68444
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Hoya de Buñol
Judicial district Chiva
Government
 • Alcalde David Domenech Perez(2007)
Area
 • Total 71.40 km2 (27.57 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 8,127
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym Chestano/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46380
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Cheste (Valencian: Xest) is a municipality in the comarca of Hoya de Buñol in the Valencian Community, Spain, located 26 km from the capital Valencia.

History[edit]

According to the Valencian historian Escolano, the first settlers of the region of Cheste were members of Iberian tribes belonging to the old Edetania. This view is supported by numerous remains, particularly those of El Castillarejo (Iberian ceramics and spear points from the Bronze Age).

The "Treasure of Cheste", a set of jewels and gold and silver coins, was found in the locality of "la Safa" in 1864. Among the coins there was a denarius Sgdenham 140 (RRC 44,5 from 211 BC) which enabled the find to be dated to the second Punic war.

Sport[edit]

About five kilometers to the east of the town is the "Circuit de Valencia", a motor sport race track which hosts the Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix since 1999.

Bordering Localities[edit]

Chiva, Gestalgar, Bugarra, Pedralba, Vilamarxant, Riba-roja de Túria, and Loriguilla

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