Mislata

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Mislata
Skyline of Mislata
Coat of arms of Mislata
Coat of arms
Mislata is located in Europe
Mislata
Mislata
Location in the Valencia Region
Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 0°24′56″W / 39.47500°N 0.41556°W / 39.47500; -0.41556Coordinates: 39°28′30″N 0°24′56″W / 39.47500°N 0.41556°W / 39.47500; -0.41556
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValència
ComarcaHorta Oest
Judicial districtMislata
Government
 • AlcaldeCarlos Fernández i Bielsa (2011-) (Partit Socialista del País Valencià-PSPV)
Area
 • Total2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total43,278
 • Density21,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Mislater/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46920
Official language(s)Spanish, Valencian
WebsiteOfficial website

Mislata (Valencian pronunciation: [mizˈlata]) is a city in the Valencian Community, Spain. . It has borders with the city of València and Quart de Poblet in the west and Xirivella in the south.

Population[edit]

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 (2006 figures) 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 which was completed on green belt land in 2005 will further increase Mislata's population density.

The area has been, in a physical sense, almost swallowed up by the encroaching suburbs of València in recent years.

Transport links[edit]

Mislata is well connected with central València. In addition to several bus routes, Mislata now has two metro stations, Mislata 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.

Local festivals[edit]

In addition to the famous Falles festival which runs from 15–20 March, numerous other festivals also take place such as those in honour of Saint Michael Archangel (in September) or Saint Francis of Asisi (in October).

Monuments and places of interest[edit]

Mislata's main places of interest are the church of the "Mare de Déu dels Àngels" (Virgin of the Angels) and the "Creu Coberta" (Covered Cross) that separates the town from València.

External links[edit]

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