Xirivella

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Xirivella
Municipality
Chirivella
Xirivella is located in Spain
Xirivella
Xirivella
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°27′56″N 0°25′36″W / 39.46556°N 0.42667°W / 39.46556; -0.42667Coordinates: 39°27′56″N 0°25′36″W / 39.46556°N 0.42667°W / 39.46556; -0.42667
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Horta Oest
Judicial district Mislata
Government
 • Alcalde Enrique Ortí (2011) (PP)
Area
 • Total 5.2 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 30,691
 • Density 5,900/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym Chirivellense, Xirivellenc
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46950
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Xirivella (Valencian pronunciation: [tʃiɾiˈveʎa]) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain. It borders the city of Valencia and the municipality of Mislata. The municipality is divided by the V-30 motorway and the river Turia, with the La Luz district on the eastern part of the river. Since June 2012, a bridge across the motorway has connected both parts.[1] Local issues include noise pollution, caused by the nearby Valencia Airport[2]

It is connected to central Valencia by bus routes and a railway station. Metro links exist in the nearby town of Mislata.

Local politics[edit]

The municipality had been governed by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party since the 1970s, either alone or with the support of United Left. However at the 2011 local elections, the People's Party won a majority of seats for the first time.[3]

Summary of council election results[edit]

1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) 8 13 10 11 9 11 10 10 7
United Left (IU) 7 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2
Union of the Democratic Centre (UCD) 6
People's Party (PP) 5 2 3 8 8 8 9 11
Valencian Union (UV) 2 1
Xirivella Independent Platform (PIX) 3 4 1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) 2
Coalició Compromís (Compromís) 1
Total number of seats 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21

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