Almussafes

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Almussafes
Almussafes town hall
Almussafes town hall
Coat of arms of Almussafes
Coat of arms
Almussafes is located in Spain
Almussafes
Almussafes
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaRibera Baixa
Judicial districtCarlet
Government
 • MayorToni González (2015) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total8,932
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Almussafenc, almussafenca
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46440
Official language(s)Valencian
WebsiteOfficial website

Almussafes (Spanish: Almusafes) is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Baixa in the Valencian Community, Spain.

History[edit]

Almussafes was originally a Muslim hamlet, consisting of several farmhouses and a tower. There was a customs office there (in Arabic Mazaf (مصاف), from which the name of the town comes: Almazaf) to collect the transit rights of the merchandise entering and leaving the neighboring city of Valencia.[2] In 1672, it was separated from the Benifaió municipality.

Facilities[edit]

The town of Almussafes is host for an important factory of the Ford Motor Company.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Torre Racef" (in Spanish). 14 January 2010.