|Autonomous community||Valencian Community|
|Founded||7th century BC|
|• Alcalde||Javier Berasaluce Ramos (2011) (PP)|
|• Total||814.2 km2 (314.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||692 m (2,270 ft)|
|• Density||26/km2 (66/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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