Enguera

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Enguera
Municipality
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Flag of Enguera
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Coat of arms of Enguera
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Enguera is located in Spain
Enguera
Enguera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 0°41′16″W / 38.98194°N 0.68778°W / 38.98194; -0.68778
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Canal de Navarrés
Judicial district Xàtiva
Government
 • Mayor Santiago Arévalo Llácer (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 241.8 km2 (93.4 sq mi)
Elevation 318 m (1,043 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,900
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Demonym Enguerinos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46810
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Enguera (Valencian: Énguera) is a municipality in southwestern province of Valencia, Spain.

The local economy depends primarily on agriculture, and secondarily on industry and services. In recent years, agricultural crops, especially olives, have gained in importance, although the complementary or secondary component of agriculture is evident. Rural tourism, including camping, country homes, a hotel, and restaurants are gaining importance. Meanwhile, the once-flourishing industry that was an important part of the village economy at the end of the eighteenth century has faded almost to nothing. While many of Enguera's inhabitants work in industry, their jobs are in nearby towns.

The Sierra de Enguera is named after this town.

Main sights[edit]

  • Late Renaissance church of St. Michael Archangel (16th-17th centuries). It houses a Gothic processional cross.
  • Convent of Sts. Joseph and Anne (17th century)
  • Hermitage of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Museum of Agriculture
  • Ruins of the Muslim Castle, destroyed in 1365

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