Enguera

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Enguera
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Enguera is located in Spain
Enguera
Enguera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 0°41′16″W / 38.98194°N 0.68778°W / 38.98194; -0.68778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaCanal de Navarrés
Judicial districtXàtiva
Government
 • MayorOscar Maravilla (2016) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total241.8 km2 (93.4 sq mi)
Elevation
318 m (1,043 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total4,800
 • Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Enguerinos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46810
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Enguera (Valencian: Énguera) is a municipality in southwestern province of Valencia, Spain.

The local economy depends primarily on agriculture, and secondarily on industry and services. In recent years, agricultural crops, especially olives, have gained in importance, although the complementary or secondary component of agriculture is evident. Rural tourism, including camping, country homes, a hotel, and restaurants are gaining importance. Meanwhile, the once-flourishing industry that was an important part of the village economy at the end of the eighteenth century has faded almost to nothing. While many of Enguera's inhabitants work in industry, their jobs are in nearby towns.

The Sierra de Enguera is named after this town.

Main sights[edit]

  • Late Renaissance church of St. Michael Archangel (16th-17th centuries). It houses a Gothic processional cross.
  • Convent of Sts. Joseph and Anne (17th century)
  • Hermitage of St. Anthony of Padua
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Ethnological Museum
  • Museum of Agriculture
  • Ruins of the Muslim Castle, destroyed in 1365
  • The village of Navalón

Notable people[edit]

  • Jorge Perona (born 1 April 1982), Spanish footballer
  • Manuel Tolsá was a prolific Neoclassical architect and sculptor in Spain and Mexico. He served as the first director of the Academy of San Carlos.
  • José María Albiñana (October 13, 1883 – 1936) was a Spanish physician, neurologist, medical writer, philosopher and anti-republican far-right politician.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.