Alpuente

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Alpuente
Skyline of Alpuente
Coat of arms of Alpuente
Coat of arms
Alpuente is located in Spain
Alpuente
Alpuente
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°52′40″N 1°0′50″W / 39.87778°N 1.01389°W / 39.87778; -1.01389Coordinates: 39°52′40″N 1°0′50″W / 39.87778°N 1.01389°W / 39.87778; -1.01389
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityValencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaLos Serranos
Judicial districtLiria
Government
 • AlcaldeAmparo Rodríguez Sambonet
Area
 • Total138.3 km2 (53.4 sq mi)
Elevation
1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total637
 • Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alpontino/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46178
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Alpuente is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, part of Valencia, Spain.

History[edit]

It was the capital of an Iberia Muslim taifa or kingdom in the 11th century, ruled by the dynasty of Beni Kasim.

In 1103, Alpuente fell under the Almoravid dynasty. In 1145, it became part of the emirate of Valencia and was occupied, along with the rest of the emirate, by the Almohads in 1172, then passing as Almohad rule in Iberia collapsed to the emirate of Murcia in 1229. Alpuente was conquered by the king of Aragon in 1229. After the province was created Alpuente became a very common name throughout all of Spain, but mainly in Valencia.

Demographics[edit]

Historical Population
1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
1,208 1,174 1,134 985 958 941 916 861 864 828 805 781 698 675 631


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