Mislata

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Mislata
Municipality
Coat of arms of Mislata
Coat of arms
Mislata is located in Spain
Mislata
Mislata
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 0°24′56″W / 39.47500°N 0.41556°W / 39.47500; -0.41556Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 0°24′56″W / 39.47500°N 0.41556°W / 39.47500; -0.41556
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Horta Oest
Judicial district Mislata
Government
 • Alcalde Carlos Fernández Bielsa (2011-) (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 43,657
 • Density 21,000/km2 (54,000/sq mi)
Demonym Mislater/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46920
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Mislata (Valencian pronunciation: [mizˈlata]) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, in Spain. It has borders with the city of Valencia and Quart de Poblet in the west and Xirivella in the south.

Population[edit]

In recent decades it has gone from being a village in the Horta region of Valencia to the most densely populated municipality in Spain [1] and one of the ten most densely populated in Europe, with a population of 43,363 (2006 figures) spread across 2.1 km².

This growth has been assisted by better transport communications including the opening of two stations of the Valencian metro on 20 May 1999 in the town which provide a direct connection to the main railway station and the main shopping area in Calle Colón. Further extensions westwards to the Valencia airport and the towns of Quart de Poblet and Manises were completed in 2007.

Further construction work which was completed on green belt land in 2005 will further increase Mislata's population density.

The area has been, in a physical sense, almost swallowed up by the encroaching suburbs of Valencia in recent years.

Transport links[edit]

Mislata is well connected with central Valencia. In addition to several bus routes, Mislata now has two metro stations, Mislata and Mislata-Almassil. A third station, Nou d'Octubre is nearby. Mislata is the only town outside the city of Valencia to be categorised as "zone A" by the private taxi system.

Local festivals[edit]

In addition to the famous Fallas festival which runs from 15–19 March, numerous other festivals also take place such as those in honour of Saint Michael Archangel (in September) or Saint Francis of Asisi (in October).

Monuments and places of interest[edit]

Mislata's main places of interest are the church of the "Mare de Déu dels Àngels" (Our Lady of the Angels) and the "Creu Coberta" (Covered Cross) that separates the town from Valencia.

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