Almussafes

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Almussafes
Municipality
Almussafes town hall
Almussafes town hall
Coat of arms of Almussafes
Coat of arms
Almussafes is located in Spain
Almussafes
Almussafes
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Ribera Baixa
Judicial district Carlet
Government
 • Mayor Albert Girona (2009) (BNV)
Area
 • Total 10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 8,914
 • Density 830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Almussafenc, almussafenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46440
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Almussafes (Spanish: Almusafes) is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Baixa in the Valencian Community, Spain.

History[edit]

Almussafes was originally a Muslim hamlet, consisting of several farmhouses and a tower. There was a customs office there (in Arabic Mazaf (مصاف), from which the name of the town comes: Almazaf) to collect the transit rights of the merchandise entering and leaving the neighboring city of Valencia.[1] In 1672, it was separated from the Benifaió municipality.

Facilities[edit]

The town of Almussafes is host for an important factory of the Ford Motor Company.

Gallery[edit]

Racef Tower (es), (Racef (رصيف) means "sidewalk")) built between the 9th and 12th centuries. 
Church of San Bartolomé. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Torre Racef" (in Spanish). 14 January 2010.