Ricote

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Ricote
View of Ricote
View of Ricote
Coat of arms of Ricote
Location in Murcia
Location in Murcia
Ricote is located in Murcia
Ricote
Ricote
Location in Murcia
Ricote is located in Spain
Ricote
Ricote
Location in Spain
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°9′N 1°22′W / 38.150°N 1.367°W / 38.150; -1.367
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Region of Murcia
Province Region of Murcia
Area
 • Total86.7 km2 (33.5 sq mi)
Elevation297 m (974 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,301
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 968 (Murcia)
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Ricote is a Spanish municipality in the autonomous community of Murcia. It has a population of 1,509 (2004) and an area of 87.7 km2 .[2]

Ricote had a community of Moriscos until their expulsion from Spain in 1609. Govert Westerveld [3] and Francisco Márquez Villanueva[4] believe that the name of the Morisco character Ricote in Don Quixote is derived from the village.

Demographics[edit]

3.79% of the inhabitants were foreigners in 2019.2.21% are Africans, 1.34% are Americans and 3 Asian people reside in Ricote.[5] The table below shows the population trends.

1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 2001 2011
Population[6] 2,604 3,022 2,819 2,956 2,929 2,928 2,743 2,320 1,7714 1,689 1,556 1,461

Economy[edit]

23.2% of the surface is utilised as crop lands. The most widely grown products are the almonds, the lemons and the olives.[7][8] 48.21 agreements were written for jobs in agriculture and fishing sector in 2019, and 35.16% were signed by crop lands labourers in the second half of 2016. 46.87% were written by entreprises of the service sector, and 13.19% were signed by waiters. Only 1.78% of the agreements occurred in the industry sector.[9][10] Since the onset of Covid in 2018 the local economy in ricote valley has been growing as rentals of rural houses with no neighbours has become a source of income for locals. Thanks to apps like booking airbnb and Spaniards desire to vacation without neighbours this region of spain has experienced a small boom in its economy. There are as of 2021 Jnuary 298 country houses for rent .more than in any other part of spain.As well since 2020 the building industry has tken notice of th post covid trend to build bedroom communities in ricote valley where murcia people live all year..not just on weekends or summer. The travel is 35 minutes to murcia city.

Facilities[edit]

The municipality is home to a consultorio[11](a primary care centre with the fewest functions),[12] an early childhood and primary education centre[13] and a library.[14]

Main sights[edit]

Some buildings with architectural and history values are listed below:[15]

  • Palacio de la Encomienda de Santiago
  • Palacio de Llamas: It was built in 1702.
  • San Sebastián Parish Church: It was built in the 18 century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Ricote (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Westerveld, Govert (2007). Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Ana Félix y el morisco Ricote del Valle de Ricote en "Don Quijote II" del año 1615. (capítulos 54, 55, 63, 64 y 65). ISBN 84-923151-5-6
  4. ^ Marquez Villanueva, Francisco (2010) Moros, moriscos y turcos en Cervantes. Ensayos críticos. ISBN 978-84-7290-498-9.
  5. ^ "CREM - Datos Municipales Ricote - 5. Evolución de la población según nacionalidad". Portal Estadístico de la Región de Murcia - CREM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "CREM - Datos Municipales Ricote - 1. Censos de Población. Evolución de la población según sexo". Portal Estadístico de la Región de Murcia - CREM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "CREM - Datos Municipales Ricote - 1. Evolución de la distribución general de la tierra". Portal Estadístico de la Región de Murcia - CREM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "CREM - Datos Municipales Ricote - 3. Evolución de la superficie dedicada a cada grupo de cultivo". Portal Estadístico de la Región de Murcia - CREM.
  9. ^ "CREM - Datos Municipales de Ricote - 5. Evolución de los contratos de trabajo registrados según sector de la actividad económica. CNAE-2009". Portal Estadístico de la Región de Murcia - CREM (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Cifras de empleo municipal. 2º semestre de 2016. Municipio de Ricote". SEFCARM.es - Murcia Empleo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "MurciaSalud, el portal sanitario de la Región de Murcia. Centros Sanitarios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "SIAP. Datos cuantitativos de la fase 1.Glosario de términos - Definiciones y aclaraciones" (PDF). Ministerio Sanidad, Consumo y Bienestar Social (in Spanish).
  13. ^ "Listado de centros". Portal de Transparencia - Región de Murcia (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL│Ayuntamiento de Ricote" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "Patrimonio histórico│Ayuntamiento de Ricote" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-10-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

This article contains information from the Spanish Wikipedia article Ricote, accessed on January 10, 2008.