Mislata is a city in the Valencian Community, Spain.. It has borders with the city of Xirivella in the south. In recent decades it has gone from being a village in the Horta region of the Valencian Community, to the most densely populated borough in Spain and one of the ten most densely populated in Europe, with a population of 43,363 spread across 2.1 km². This growth has been assisted by better transport communications including the opening of two stations of the Valencian metro on 20 May 1999 in the town which provide a direct connection to the main railway station and the main shopping area in Carrer de Colón. Further extensions westwards to the València airport and the towns of Quart de Poblet and Manises were completed in 2007. Further construction work, completed on green belt land in 2005 will further increase Mislata's population density; the area has been, in a physical sense swallowed up by the encroaching suburbs of València in recent years. Mislata is well connected with central València.
In addition to several bus routes, Mislata now has two metro stations and Mislata-Almassil. A third station, Nou d'Octubre is nearby. Mislata is the only town outside the city of València to be categorised as "zone A" by the private taxi system. In addition to the famous Falles festival which runs from 15–20 March, numerous other festivals take place such as those in honour of Saint Michael Archangel or Saint Francis of Asisi. Mislata's main places of interest are the church of the "Mare de Déu dels Àngels" and the "Creu Coberta" that separates the town from València. Official site
Xirivella is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain. It borders the city of Alaquàs, Picanya and Mislata; the municipality is divided by the V-30 motorway and the river Turia, with the La Luz district on the eastern part of the river. Since June 2012, a bridge across the motorway has connected both parts. Local issues include noise pollution, caused by the nearby Valencia AirportIt is connected to central Valencia by bus routes and a railway station. Metro links exist in the nearby town of Mislata; the name Xirivella may come from the Latin word Silvella. Archeological remains have been found in Xirivella dating since Roman times. During the Middle Ages the area was inhabited by farmers; the silk industry developed during this period. Xirivella had a population of 29,409 inhabitants in 2014. Xirivella has town twinned with Casas de Benítez in Cuenca province and the city of Habana Vieja in Cuba. Xirivella has an interesting cultural heritage; the old city maintains the urbanism from the Arabic era.
This is a list of the main historical buildings: - Virgen de la Salud Church: The only parish until 1953. It was built at the end of the 17th century. - Virgen de la Salud Chapel - La Closa: 14th century building. It was restored in 2003. - Dau House: 14th century building. It was the place. - Tithe House: 14th century house, but it was demolished around 2000. - Alquería del Castillo: It has been demolished. It was located at the place. Xirivella has a active cultural life. There are several cultural associations that include the wind orchestra called CIM Xirivella, the choir, the International Clowns Festival, the music school, the Culture House where are held concerts, exhibitions, a theater. Xirivella organize the Xirivella Award, a recognition to honor its outstanding citizens; the municipality had been governed by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party since the 1970s, either alone or with the support of United Left. However at the 2011 local elections, the People's Party won a majority of seats for the first time.
Picanya is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Sud in the Valencian Community, Spain
The Valencian Community is an autonomous community of Spain. It is the fourth most populous autonomous community after Andalusia and Madrid with more than 4.9 million inhabitants. Its homonymous capital Valencia is metropolitan area in Spain, it is located along the Mediterranean coast on the east side of the Iberian peninsula. It borders with Catalonia to the north and Castilla–La Mancha to the west, Murcia to the south; the Valencian Community consists of three provinces which are Valencia and Alicante. According to its Statute of Autonomy, the Valencian people are a nationality, their origins date back to the Aragonese reconquest of the Moorish Taifa of Valencia, taken by James I of Aragon in 1238 during the Reconquista. The newly founded Kingdom of Valencia was granted wide self-government under the Crown of Aragon. Valencia experienced its golden age in the 15th century. Self-government continued after the unification of the Spanish Kingdom, but was suspended in 1707 by Phillip V of Spain as a result of the Spanish War of Succession.
Valencian nationalism resurged towards the end of the 19th century, which led to the modern conception of the Valencian Country. Self-government under the Generalitat Valenciana was reestablished in 1982 after Spanish transition to democracy. Many Valencian people speak Valencian, the region's own co-official language, a southwestern dialect of Catalan standardised by the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua. Valencian is a diglossic language, repressed during Franco's dictatorship in favour of Spanish. Since it regained official status in 1982 in the Valencian Estatut d'Autonomia. Valencian has been implemented in public administration and the education system leading to an exponential increase in knowledge of its formal standard. Valencian is understood by more than half of the population living within the Valencian Community. Valencia was founded by the Romans under the name of "Valentia Edetanorum", which translates to'Valiance of the Land of the Lamb'. With the establishment of the Taifa of Valencia, the name developed to بلنسية, which became Valencia after the expulsion of the Moors.
"Valencian Community" is the standard translation of the official name in Valencian recognized by the Statute of Autonomy of 1982. This is the name most used in public administration, the media and Spanish written language. However, the variant of "Valencian Country" that emphasizes the nationality status of the Valencian people is still the preferred one by left-wing parties, civil associations, Catalan written language and major academic institutions like the University of Valencia. "Valencian Community" is a neologism, adopted after democratic transition in order to solve the conflict between two competing names: "Valencian Country" and "Former Kingdom of Valencia". On one hand, "Valencian Country" represented the modern conception of nationality that resurged in the 19th century, it became well-established during the Second Spanish Republic and on with the works of Joan Fuster in the 1960s, implying the existence of the "Catalan Countries". This nationalist subtext was opposed by anti-Catalan blaverists, who proposed "Former Kingdom of Valencia" instead in order to emphasize Valencian independence from Catalonia.
Blaverists have accepted the official denomination. The autonomous community can be homonymously identified with its capital "Valencia". However, this could be disregarding of the provinces of Castellón. Other more anecdotal translations have included "Land of Valencia", "Region of Valencia" and "Valencian Region"; the term "Region", carries negative connotations among many Valencians because it could deny their nationality status. The Pre-Roman autochthonous people of the Valencian Community were the Iberians, who were divided in several groups; the Greeks established colonies in the coastal towns of Saguntum and Dénia beginning in the 5th century BC, where they traded and mixed with the local Iberian populations. After the end of the First Punic War between Carthage and Rome in 241 BC, which established their limits of influence in the Ebro river, the Carthaginians occupied the whole region; the dispute over the hegemony of Saguntum, a Hellenized Iberian coastal city with diplomatic contacts with Rome, destroyed by Hannibal in 219 BC, ignited the Second Punic War, which ended with the incorporation of the region to the Roman Empire.
The Romans founded the city of Valentia in 138 BC, over the centuries overtook Saguntum in importance. After the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, during the Barbarian Invasions in the 5th century AD, the region was first invaded by the Alans and ruled by the Visigoths, until the arrival of the Arabs in 711, which left a broad impact in the region, still visible in today's Valencian landscape and culture. After the fall of the Caliphate of Cordoba, two main independent taifas were established at the region, Balansiya and Dénia, along with the small and short living taifas of Orihuela, Alpuente, Jérica and Sagunt and the short Christian conquest of Valencia by El Cid. However, the origins of present-day Valencia date back to the Kingdom of Valencia, which came into existence in the 13th century. James I of Aragon led the Christian conquest and colonization of the existing Islamic taifas with Aragonese and Catalan colonizers in 1208; the kingdom developed intensively in the 14th and 15th centuries, which are con
The Baix Vinalopó is a comarca in the province of Alicante. It is bordered by the comarques of Vinalopó Mitjà and Alacantí on the north and Vega Baja del Segura on the south, its capital is the city of Elx/Elche. The other major towns in the comarca are Santa Pola. Vinalopó river flows through this comarca giving its name to it though nowadays is just a tiny stream more than a proper river; the territory is flat except for some of the last ranges belonging to the Baetic System which appear here near the border with the neighbouring comarcas Vinalopó Mitjà, following a general southwest-northeast trend. The highest peaks are found in the Serra de Crevillent, a mountain range close to Crevillent, being its highest the Sant Gaietà with its 816 metres, a local hiking attraction, its climate is dry, with scarce rainfalls—below the Mediterranean climate threshold—which happen in Autumn and Spring amounting an average of 250–300 mm per year and showing warm mean temperatures. Among the herbaceous species and shrub deserve to be mentioned due to their industrial value in the past.
Some important natural places are the swamps in the lower part of the comarca known as El Fondo Natural Park and the Salines de Santa Pola Natural Park, both Ramsar sites. The comarca is industrial in its capital, Elx/Elche, in the town of Crevillent. Agriculture is an important activity in the area. In the coastline around Santa Pola the main activity is tourism and sea salt
Manises is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Oest in the Valencian Community, Spain. Located in the province of Valencia, it had 30,508 inhabitants in 2009 and is famous for its pottery and being the location of Valencia Airport; the town is situated at the western end of the Horta de València, on the right bank of the river Turia. The climate is Mediterranean but with some variations, with summers warmer and winters colder than the coast, with night frost in the winter months; the average winter temperature drops to 4.7 °C while the summer see temperatures of 24.8 °C. Manises extends to the right bank of the river Turia and is uneven in the western sector for the first mountains that dominate the alluvial plain of Turia. Agriculture is olive trees and small areas of vineyards and almond trees; the irrigation uses water from the river Turia through the ditch of Manises. The main economic activity is industry; the industry had a strong comeback in the second half of the 19th century. In 1917 the School of Ceramics was founded, which included the study of this activity in its various forms: artistic ceramics and tiles.
Today small businesses predominate. Industrial activity resulted in a sharp increase in population, which tripled in the 19th century and increased sixfold in the twentieth century. Today the population is around 26,000 inhabitants; the city is located to the right of Turia, at its eastern end, on a small hill in front of Paterna, across the river. It stretches from west to east along the river, the last extension is beside Quart de Poblet; the industrial sectors are concentrated in the east and north of the town near the railway station of Valencia to Llíria. The parish church was built between 1734 and 1751, the high altar had belonged to the convent of mercy in Valencia. An old Islamic farmstead was donated in 1238 by James I to Artal de Luna, in 1307 was sold to Pere Boïl and became the center of the barony of Manises; the town had a mixture of Christians and Moors between 1602 and 1609, with 150 Christian homes and 50 Moorish homes. In 1924 city status was granted. In addition to various findings from the Roman era, within the municipality there is an aqueduct built at that time named the Arches.
At the western end of the municipality, on the banks of the Turia, there is a Water Treatment Station of Valencia. The municipality includes the hamlets of the Dam and the Cave and the district of San Francisco. Manises Airport, serving the city of Valencia, is located west of the conurbation, within Manises municipality, about 8 km from Valencia's downtown, it shared the premises with the military air base of Manises, now dismantled. It has all modern airport facilities and a radar located in a pine forest near the Albufera of Valencia. Although Manises has long been inhabited the earliest records show the Romans working to bring water to Valencia. Came the Arabs, who developed the settlement. Valencian King James I granted it as a prize to one of his best men, Don Artal de Luna, one of the "Rich-homs of nature" who accompanied him, it is this donation recorded in the Book of the cast, the first known quotation from Manises: "Artallus de Luna. Alquerian de Paterna et de Manizaes, VII idus Julil".
In the early 16th century Manises tiles had much commercial success the heraldic type. In the 17th century all Valencian tiles had a significant rise; the beginning of the 20th century brought a new style, which saw ornamental elements incorporated into ceramics. Until tiles were used for flooring or bases, but was used in embellishing facades with its rich polychrome, a trend which has continued to this day. Two other notable developments took place, in 1914 of the School of Ceramics of Manises was founded by Vicente Vilar David Secondly 1969 saw the opening of the Municipal Museum of Ceramics and enlarged in 1989, which displays industrial and artistic developments to the present day, it has a population of 30,508 inhabitants in 2009. 6.21% of its inhabitants was, according to the same census, foreign nationals in 2007. NeighborhoodEl Carmen Socusa Obradors San Jerónimo Saint Felix Alameda Park San FranciscoFarmhouses and hamletsLa Presa La CovaHousing developmentsLa Presa Els Pous Montemayor La Mallà.
It is located 2 km west of direction Ribarroja of Turia. A special chapter has to be devoted to the ceramic from Manises. In the early 14th century, under the reign of James I, the lordship of Manises was acquired by the Boil family, they introduced from Andalusia Malaga, the savoir-faire of lusterware pottery. Manises ceramics of golden and blue lusterware prevailed throughout Europe until the late 16th century, being known in many places as "work of Valencia" or "Mallorca", because of the origin of the seafarers who traded with it. Much appreciated by the Aragonese crown, Manises pottery was exported to France, to Naples, where Alfonso the Magnanimous wanted to create a brilliant and luxurious court; as a major amateur of Paterna and Manises pottery, Naples influenced other Italian courts. Calixtus III and Alexander VI continually commissioned Valencian pieces and tiles for the halls of the Vatican; the export was
Alaquàs is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Oest in the Valencian Community, Spain. The town's name is of Arabic origin, coming from al-aquas, meaning "the arches", believed to be a reference to a bridge of Moorish origin near the town. Alaquàs is located in l'horta, an area known as the red belt due to its tendency to vote for left wing parties; the Communist Party of Spain won most seats at the 1979 local election and remained strong in the area until the 1990s when they declined, losing their last seat at the 1995 elections. The People's Party received the most votes for the first time at the 2011 local elections. Source:*Results for the Communist Party of Spain. In 1986 they joined with other parties to form the current United Left. #In 1983, the People's Alliance, Democratic Popular Party, Liberal Union and Valencian Union formed a four party electoral alliance. The electoral alliance ended in 1986 and the AP and UV contested the 1987 local elections separately. In 1989 the AP merged with the UL to form the current People's Party.
†Results for the Valencian People's Union, who formed the Valencian Nationalist Bloc. Website about Alaquàs Alaquàs council website Athletics Alaquàs website