Requena, Valencia

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Requena
Municipality
Coat of arms of Requena
Coat of arms
Requena is located in Spain
Requena
Requena
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Requena-Utiel
Judicial district Requena
Founded 7th century BC
Government
 • Alcalde Javier Berasaluce Ramos (2011) (PP)
Area
 • Total 814.2 km2 (314.4 sq mi)
Elevation 692 m (2,270 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 20,807
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym Requenense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46340
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Requena is a municipality in eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia, located on the left bank of the river Magro.

The town was formerly a Moorish fortress, occupying a strong position in the mountainous region of Las Cabrillas (1000 metres). It is dominated by the ancient citadel of the Moors, and still has traces of the original town walls. There are three ancient parish churches; San Nicolas, the oldest, dates from the 13th century, but was partly restored in 1727. Near the town are the sulphurous springs of Fuentepodrida.

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