Muel, Zaragoza

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Muel
Flag of Muel
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Official seal of Muel
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Country Spain
Autonomous community Aragon
Province Zaragoza
Comarca Campo de Cariñena
Area
 • Total 79 km2 (31 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,142
 • Density 14.5/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Muel is a municipality located in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,142 inhabitants. There are ruins of ancient Iberian settlements located within Muel's municipal term. These are known as Cabezo La Torre I and Cabezo La Torre II.[1]

In the 16th century it was inhabited by Moriscos (baptized descendants of Muslims). The only Old Christians were the priest, the notary and the owner of the tavern-inn. "The rest would rather go in a pilgrimage to Mecca than Santiago de Compostela."[2]

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  1. ^ GEA - Huerva, valle de la
  2. ^ Geografía de la España morisca, page 106, Biblioteca de Estudios Moriscos, Henry Lapeyre, Universitat de València, 2011, ISBN 843708413X, 9788437084138. It quotes Enrique Cock, Relación del viaje hecho por Felipe III en 1585 a Zaragoza, Barcelona y Valencia, Madrid, 1876, page 314

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Coordinates: 41°28′N 1°05′W / 41.467°N 1.083°W / 41.467; -1.083