Buñol

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Buñol
Municipality
City of Buñol
City of Buñol
Flag of Buñol
Flag
Coat of arms of Buñol
Coat of arms
Buñol is located in Spain
Buñol
Buñol
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaHoya de Buñol
Judicial districtChiva
Government
 • AlcaldeFernando Giraldos (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total112.40 km2 (43.40 sq mi)
Elevation441 m (1,447 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total9,596
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Buñolense
Buñolero/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code46360
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Buñol (Catalan: Bunyol) is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain. The municipality has an area of some 112 km², and is situated approximately 38 km west of the provincial and autonomous community capital city, Valencia. It lies along the Buñol River and is surrounded by the mountain ranges La Sierra de Las Cabrillas, la Sierra de Dos Aguas and la Sierra de Malacara y Martés.

The local economic base is a mixture of the industrial and the agricultural (carob trees, almond trees, fruit trees, olive trees and grapes).

Archaeological evidence indicates civilization in Buñol going back 50,000 years.[citation needed] Buñol's population is about 9,000 people.

Buñol has regional rail passenger service to Valencia via the RENFE system.

Every year upwards of 40,000 people gather in the town to throw over 115,000 kilograms of tomatoes at each other in the yearly Tomatina festival. The festival is a popular sight and tourists from across Europe flock to the town to join in the fun.[1]

Near the town are the training grounds and facilities of football club Levante UD.

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