Requena, Valencia

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Coat of arms of Requena
Coat of arms
Requena is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 1°6′6″W / 39.48611°N 1.10167°W / 39.48611; -1.10167
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Requena-Utiel
Judicial district Requena
Founded 7th century BC
 • Alcalde Javier Berasaluce Ramos (2011) (PP)
 • Total 814.2 km2 (314.4 sq mi)
Elevation 692 m (2,270 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 20,510
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Requenense
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 46340
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Requena is a municipality in eastern Spain, in the province of Valencia, located on the left bank of the river Magro.

The town used to be 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.

List of settlements included in the municipality[edit]


Demographic evolution of Requena
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2000 2006 2007
16.236 17.658 18.818 17.650 19.422 20.253 18.933 17.840 18.152 17.014 19.092 20.216 20.440

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