Provinces of Spain
Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces. Spain's provincial system was recognized in its 1978 constitution but its origin dates back to 1833. Ceuta and the Plazas de soberanía are not part of any provinces; the layout of Spain's provinces follows the pattern of the territorial division of the country carried out in 1833. The only major change of provincial borders since that time has been the subdivision of the Canary Islands into two provinces rather than one; the provinces served as transmission belts for policies enacted in Madrid, as Spain was a centralised state for most of its modern history. The importance of the provinces has declined since the adoption of the system of autonomous communities in the period of the Spanish transition to democracy, they remain electoral districts for national elections and as geographical references: for instance in postal addresses and telephone codes. A small town would be identified as being in, Valladolid province rather than the autonomous community of Castile and León.
The provinces were the "building-blocks". No province is divided between more than one of these communities. Most of the provinces—with the exception of Álava, Biscay, Guipúzcoa, Balearic Islands, La Rioja, Navarra — are named after their principal town. Only two capitals of autonomous communities — Mérida in Extremadura and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia — are not the capitals of provinces. Seven of the autonomous communities comprise no more than one province each: Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid and Navarra; these are sometimes referred to as "uniprovincial" communities. The table below lists the provinces of Spain. For each, the capital city is given, together with an indication of the autonomous community to which it belongs and a link to a list of municipalities in the province; the names of the provinces and their capitals are ordered alphabetically according to the form in which they appear in the main Wikipedia articles describing them. Unless otherwise indicated, their Spanish language names are the same.
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Aielo de Malferit
Aielo de Malferit is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d'Albaida in the Valencian Community, most famous for being the birthplace of Nino Bravo
Puçol is a Valencian municipality located in the region of the Horta Nord. It has 19,018 inhabitants, of whom 9,468 are men and 9,550 are women; the municipality borders El Puig Sagunt to the north. The town is located in the northernmost of the Horta of Valencia contact the Shire's Golf Morvedre, it extends from a mountainous area its westerly edge, passing a level strip, where the town is located, down to the flat and marshy coastal zone on the easterly edge. Puçol Los Monasterios Beach Alfinach Jaume I gave rise to the Asalit Gudal, who gave the 40 Christians to populate on 29 November 1242. In May 1243, it returned to the king to sell 18,000 salary; the king, in November that year, gave the village and place Puçol, delivering a half to the bishop and Cabildo Valencia and the other at the convent of Roncesvalles which bought part of his 9000 salary to the Cabildo 1244. The 1262 population is given a letter to 27 residents. In 1288 the bishop of Valencia, Romuald Peset, Puçol allocating income to the house of charity.
The 1317 the Archbishop of Valencia awarded letter Puzol population to 39 residents and their successors, giving three jovates irrigated land, besides orchards. In return the settlers to Mr. Deven between a seventh and a tenth of the fruits collected and some chickens, must pay a census, the fatigue lluisme. In the Valencian Parliament of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the ecclesiastical exemption requests for the University of Puçol tribute dinner, granted James I, but from the King Martin of Aragon sold demanding. In the Courts of Charles V in 1537 requested to pay franchise and other coronatge marriage and royal rights. In the 1522 requested that harmony is maintained Puçol gives the freedom to enter half the harvest of wine without paying Sisa. In 1604 is again asked to maintain the franchise to pay lleuda, tolls or any royal rights. In the Courts of 1626 exemption from the church asked to pay the stamp duty and repayment of two thousand pounds; the parish church dedicated to St. John Baptiste, was built in 1607, on another old 1359.
In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century the main production Puçol relied on the vine, it produced some 42,000 wine quarry, in addition to crops such as carob, wheat, all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Has seven oil mills, two flour mills, five leather bread ovens, its economic wealth agricultural until 1950 has been subsequently transformed by a number of industries and are expected to increase due the proximity of the steel plant at the Port of Sagunto. Within the gardens are in rainfed almond and carob trees and vineyards; the vineyard was in the centuries of its main crops. At present citrus occupy most of the land, irrigated, which puts it in the first crop, both for extension as well as economic significance; the rest of the garden is devoted to fruit, various vegetables and onions, corn and potatoes in smaller proportions. There is farming beef; the industrial sector has a large manufacturing plant and other appliances that were most different from metalúrgiques to export citrus, via bakery, moons for cars, pick-up truck to truck, motor oils...
Santos Juanes Church. Built in 1607 by Juan de Ribera; this monument is a temple of ESBELT wide nave with a magnificent golden Baroque altar and side chapels. Its exterior is characterized by great elegance in the arrangement of classic elements; the Lookout Tower was built around the fourteenth century in order to protect themselves against the Moro rebellions and pirates stalk the peace of the rural population. Up the tower from where you could see the sea from the mountain slopes surrounding the town; the tower-style corn is a basic prismatic quadrangular lateral faces medint 5.50 meters wide and about 10 meters, private membership from a century ago and is considered the home oldest town. Today the tower is restored, the exterior stone and tile clay is good proof of the conglomeration of cultures that came composing. Definitivamet is a historical monument as a testimony consevar Puçol ten events and cultural symbol. Wall of the Archbishop's Palace. Puçol was for many years lordship of the Archbishop of Valencia in 1607 was built beside the present church, the Archbishop's Palace which today we still have the old masonry wall with semicircular turrets topped with ceramic tiles of blue and white baroque lines showing.
Windmill. In uncertain times, although some scholars date the Saracen period; the windmill stopped work in the first half of last century to be a building of historical interest because it is one of the few mills that these characteristics exist in Valencia. WebsiteHeart of Jesus. Located on the street is the last surviving Knights of the various doors closed until the nineteenth century the town. Municipal Finca La Costera. In the western part of town; the Farm is 517,245 square meters of municipal ownership and possesses a youth hostel with a capacity for 25 people, recreation areas and areas repopulated with pines and native vegetation. It has been stated Natural City. Beach. Got a blue flag after taking several years Qualitur certificate of water quality and providing services to the tourist community. Created the office of the tourist attention Tourist info Puzol. On the beach during the summer it offers various leisure activities and services, from toy library, health care, street market, free umbrellas, aerobics, etc..
Today the beach has more than 1000 inhabitants, of which over 300 are first or second residence for at least part-time in 5 months of the year. The Pond. Festivals and employers. Held the 1 to 9 September in honour of the Virg
Emperador is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Nord in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is the smallest municipality in all Spain, covering just 0.03 km2. It has 306 inhabitants as of 2006. In Valencian it's called "Emperador" or "Venta de l'Emperador" or just "la Venta"
Massalfassar is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Nord in the Valencian Community, Spain
Burjassot is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Nord in the Valencian Community, Spain. The Museum of Geology at the University of Valencia is located on calle Doctor Moliner, it has several collections of geological and paleontological materials such as meteorites and fossils. There are other items of historical value. In 1996, it was recognized by the Concierge Museum of Culture of the Ministry of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana, it is developing an important role in conservation. Sergio Ballesteros, former footballer Miguel Alfonso Herrero, footballer City Council
Montcada, is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Nord in the Valencian Community, Spain. On the official writings in Latin Monscatanus was used, from mons and Celtic catanus'juniper', making'Montcada' the correct original spelling and Moncada a vulgarization of the name; however the town's name is written Moncada, but in València accept dual Montcada/Moncada denomination, as the origin of the name is linked from the 13th century to the lineage of the House of Montcada, although the removal of the letter t dates from the 15th century, where the Moncada form was used in the earliest known documents relating to the Royal Acequia of the municipality, this denomination coming from the vulgar pronunciation, simplified by omitting the letter t. Moreover, government agencies on language as the Valencian Academy of Language always use Montcada in Catalan to refer to the name of the municipality of Valencia; the relief of the municipality is formed by a quaternary plain on the rising in the northern and western parts of Tertiary hills, an extension of the Sierra Calderona, reaching its highest point in Tos Pelat hill situated on the border between the terms of Bétera and Montcada.
The hills extend to the town center that has begun to occupy the hill of Santa Barbara. The Carraixet Ravine penetrates by northwest and cuts across the term to go out by southeast, along The Alfara Patriarch; the urban environment is the core of Moncada, together with the following population centers: MontcadaBarri dels DolorsSant Isidre de BenaixeveBarri del PilarMasies The municipality of Montcada borders the following locations: Albalat dels Sorells, Alfara the Patriarch, Bétera, Museros, Nàquera and València, all of the Province of Valencia. The territory of the municipality of Montcada was the subject of an intense human occupation from the early days of Romanization. There are few data. In the area known as the Xop and in some fields for extraction of clay for pottery, appeared a few fragments of ceramic belonging to handmade vessels and two arrowheads. Before the Roman times is the Iberian settlement of Tos Pelat, which remaining parts of its walled town and were seen sections of the walls of the rooms, were for a long time been collected fragments of Iberian vessels with geometric decoration painted and whole pieces.
We know the existence of two large rustic Roman villas, one in the departure of Pou or Pousaig and the other in the departure of Bordellet. By the characteristics of the collected materials, both towns should to blossom during the 2nd and early 3rd centuries AD; the origin of the population is attributed to the Iberian or Roman period, due to the archaeological materials found in its term. King James I in 1239 granted to the inhabitants of the conquered lands of Valencia, of all water and major medium and minor irrigation ditch, but literal, expressly reserved the channel, called Real, that it was going to Puzol, better known as "Royal Ditch of Moncada" that irrigate the most of the left bank of the River Turia, from Paterna to Puçol, it extended the boundaries of irrigation on the twenty towns and thirteen districts that conform the irrigable area of the Royal Ditch of Moncada the populations of Quart de Poblet, Burjassot, Rocafort, Alfara of the Patriarch, Vinalesa and Mirambell, Almàssera, Meliana, Albalat dels Sorells, Albuixech, Masamagrell, Puebla de Farnals, Rafelbunyol, El Puig and Puçol, the hamlets of Benimámet, Masarrojos, Carpesa, Borbotó, Cases de Bàrcena, Tauladella and Vistabella.
The first written documentation come from, however, of the time of the Catalan conquest. Some years Montcada returned to crown and was changed to the Order of the Temple by the Farmhouse of Russafa in 1246. In 1248 the commander of the Templars granted Municipal corporation Population Charter and about in the same time was created the bailiff of Moncada, one of the richest of the Order of the Temple, after the Order of Montesa, passed after being suppressed in the early 14th century. During the War of Succession in 1706, Moncada was occupied by the Bourbon army; this occupation lasted short time as Austracist general, forced it to raise its reals. After the Civil War, the city suffered a widespread destruction during the conflict and Salvador Rodrigo Rosalen is left in front of City Hall. In 1996 to realize the excavations for the foundations of a house in Barreres street were found seven human burials pointing to an Islamic origin. Located archaeologically the location of the Islamic necropolis, the subsequent discovery in 2006 of some silos and the remains of two houses in The Ravalet, dating from the Almohad period, allowed the archaeological finding Islamic origin or previous of the city.
Between November 2006 and January 2007 in San Roque Street, following the demolition of a house, they found 25 to 30 bodies of young people in good condition and a few babies in good condition, dating from around the 12th century. Some showing large head injuries, which were shattered by impacts, it is presumed. In early 2006, were found traces of the Moorish occupation, in what some experts have dubbed "the hamlet of Moncada" next to the Palace of the Counts of Rótova, current city council of the Municipality of Moncada; this finding corresponds to a first level. In the second level were found houses dating from t