The Júcar or Xúquer is a river on the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. The river runs for 509 km from its source at Ojuelos de Valdeminguete, on the eastern flank of the Montes Universales, Sistema Ibérico, its most important tributary is the Cabriel. River Júcar flows first southward and eastward through the towns of Cuenca, Alcalá del Júcar, Alzira and Cullera, a town located near its mouth into the Gulf of Valencia, Mediterranean Sea, it crosses the provinces of Cuenca and Valencia In 1982 the river Júcar broke the Tous's reservoir, causing the biggest flood in Spanish history with a flow speed of 16,000 cubic metres per second, killing more than 30 people. This flood was the most important one in the whole history of Spain in that times because the people thought that the Tous reservoir was indestructible; the flood was called La pantanada de Tous. List of rivers of Spain Confederació Hidrogràfica del Xúquer Plataforma Xúquer Viu Projecte de seguiment de la qualitat del Xúquer39°10′22.28″N 0°17′41.07″W
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
Benicull de Xúquer
Benicull de Xúquer is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Baixa in the Valencian Community, Spain. As of 2003 the population was less than one thousand. GEOGRAPHY The village is located on the right bank of the River Júcar, in its low basin, has only 3.56 km². HISTORY The first time the Benicull name is documented is in 1914. There have been vestiges of settlement that go from the Eneolithic to the Bronze Age in the area known as La Pedrera. At the end of the last century several families from Benigànim settled there; the history of Benicull, as a municipality, is short: it obtained the segregation of Polinyà de Xúquer in 1987 by Decree of November 23 and became a Local Entity. There were, at the time of the municipal constitution, 855 inhabitants. ECONOMY Agriculture prevails with the cultivation of citrus fruits. VILLAGE FESTIVALS During the first fortnight of July, the festivities in honor of the Filles de Maria take place and the patron saint festivities in honor of Blessed Ines de Beniganim are celebrated during the last fortnight of August.
El Cristo dels Afligits last half of October. On October 9, paella contest. HERITAGE On November 17, 1973, a group of schoolchildren from Benicull guided by their teachers Alberto Ripoll and Carmen Ezquer, found in a cave remains of Neolithic, among which features a Bell-beaker Beaker culture dated between 2200-1800 BC
Cullera is a municipality in Valencia in the Valencian Community, situated in the Ribera Baixa comarca. Cullera is situated at the mouth of 40 km from the capital of Valencia; the main neighbourhoods of Cullera are: El Brosquil. Cullera-Park. Cap-Blanc. El Dosel. El Estany. El Marenyet. Mareny de San Lorenzo. Mareny Blau. Bega de Mar, El Perelló, Corbera, Llaurí, Favara and Tavernes de Valldigna all neighbour Cullera, they are all in the province of Valencia. The mountain of Cullera, known as Munt de l'Or or Muntanya de l'Or, is the last mountain in the Iberian System before the Mediterranean Sea, it has an altitude of 233 meters. The historical parts of the city are to the south, the modern tourist district is to the east, looking to the sea; the San Lorenzo lagoon is a small lake situated north of the mountain. It once formed part of a much bigger lake; the lake now marks the southern limit of the Parque Natural de la Albufera. The economy in Cullera is traditionally based in agriculture, with rice and oranges as important crops.
Fishing a large part of the economy, has diminished in importance due to important tourism developments, both nationally and internationally, in the region. Castle: At the top of the mountain, dominating the city and the sea, there is a fortress built in the 13th century over the old Moorish fortress, it once was walled. Located there are the rest of the old towers, forming part of the old walled area on the mountain. Sanctuary of the Virgen del Castillo: Within the fortress, there is the sanctuary of the Virgen del Castillo, whose festival is celebrated the week after Passover. Church of the Saint Johns: A neoclassical temple from the 17th century built over an older Gothic temple. Inside, there is the interior of a bell tower; the temple has been restored. Torre del marenyet: An old watchtower built to watch the Júcar river, it was erected in the 15th century as a defense against barbary pirates. Cave of Dragut: This cave depicts the invasion of the Berbers in Cullera, it is said that the pirate Dragut was once there.
Air-raid shelter-Museum of the Mercat Municipal: A bomb shelter constructed under the Town's Market under the threat of air bombing during the Spanish Civil War. Hermitage of the stone saints: The building, situated on a hill surrounded by rice crops, was dedicated to these saints because they are related to the welfare of the crops. Nowadays, the Hermitage, built in the 18th century, has been reconverted into a museum dedicated to rice, from species to crops and tools, important for Valencian cuisine. Abric Lambert cave paintings: Named after its discoverer Lambert Oliver, the Abric Lambert is located in the north-west side of the mountain; the paintings are several figures painted in a dark red shade with cruciforms and comb-shaped figures that have been interpreted as animal and human figures. The typical food of the region is the so-called Mediterranean diet, characterized by a rich selection of vegetables. In Cullera's orchards, there are many citrus crops, as well as seafood of the nearby ocean.
Alongside the offerings of the orchards, not to mention the seafood, there are dozens of ways to prepare rice: arroz al horno, arroz a banda, etc. Le Bourget, France Ouroux-en-Morvan, France Jever, Germany Syktyvkar, Russia Mutiny at Sucro Instituto Valenciano de Estadística Castillo de Cullera https://web.archive.org/web/20060204235358/http://www.costamediterranea.com/dondeir/valencia/cullera.html http://www.valencians.com/valencia/rb/cullera This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Cullera". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7. Cambridge University Press. P. 617
Albalat de la Ribera
Albalat de la Ribera is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Baixa in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is now home to the retired football manager Michael Wenman
Agullent is a municipality in the comarca of Vall d'Albaida in the Valencian Community, Spain. Official website of the village Official website of the major festival
Valencian referred to as Southern Catalan, is a dialect of the Catalan language spoken in the Valencian Community, where it is an official language, in the El Carche comarca in Murcia, where it has no official recognition. Besides, it is spoken in the south of the Terres de l'Ebre and in the south of La Franja in Aragon, in its transitional variety; the denominations "Valencian" or "Valencian language" are used traditionally and as a glottonym exclusively in the Valencian Community, to refer not only to the dialect spoken in the region, but to refer to the totality of the Catalan language. However, outside this territory the use of this denomination is null, it is considered the Valencian Community's own language according to the region's 1982 Statute of Autonomy and the Spanish Constitution. According to philological studies, the varieties of this language spoken in the Valencian Community and El Carxe cannot be considered a dialect restricted to these borders: the several dialects of Valencian belong to the Western group of Catalan dialects.
Valencian, as a variety of the Catalan language, displays transitional features between Ibero-Romance languages and Gallo-Romance languages. Its similarity with Occitan has led many authors to group it under the Occitano-Romance languages. There is some controversy within the Valencian Community regarding its status as a glottonym or as a language on its own among certain political sectors such as blaverism and Spanish nationalism. According to a study carried out by the Generalitat Valenciana in 2014, scarcely more than a half people in the Valencian Community consider it as a separate language, different from Catalan. However, according to the same study, most of Valencians with higher studies say that it is the same language. According to the 2006 Statute of Autonomy Valencian is regulated by the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, by means of the Normes de Castelló. Due to not having been recognized for a long time and the considerable immigration coming from Andalusia but from other areas of Spain where Spanish is spoken, the number of speakers has decreased, the influence of Spanish has led to the adoption of a huge amount of loanwords.
Some of the most important works of Catalan literature in Valencia experienced a golden age during the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Important works include Joanot Martorell's chivalric romance Tirant lo Blanch, Ausiàs March's poetry; the first book produced with movable type in the Iberian Peninsula was printed in the Valencian variety. The earliest recorded chess game with modern rules for moves of the queen and bishop was in the Valencian poem Scachs d'amor; the official status of Valencian is regulated by the Spanish Constitution and the Valencian Statute of Autonomy, together with the Law of Use and Education of Valencian. Article 6 of the Valencian Statute of Autonomy sets the legal status of Valencian, providing that: The official language of the Valencian Community is Valencian. Valencian is official within the Valencian Community, along with Spanish, the official language nationwide. Everyone shall have the right to know it and use it, receive education in Valencian. No one can be discriminated against by reason of their language.
Special protection and respect shall be given to the recuperation of Valencian. The Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua shall be the normative institution of the Valencian language; the Law of Use and Education of Valencian develops this framework, providing for implementation of a bilingual educational system, regulating the use of Valencian in the public administration and judiciary system, where citizens can use it when acting before both. Valencian is recognized under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages as "Valencian". Valencian is not spoken all over the Valencian Community. A quarter of its territory, equivalent to 10% of the population, is traditionally Castilian-speaking only, whereas Valencian is spoken to varying degrees elsewhere. Additionally, it is spoken by a reduced number of people in Carche, a rural area in the Region of Murcia adjoining the Valencian Community. Although the Valencian language was an important part of the history of this zone, nowadays only about 600 people are able to speak Valencian in the area of Carche.
In 2010 the Generalitat Valenciana published a study and Social use of Valencian, which included a survey sampling more than 6,600 people in the provinces of Castellón, Alicante. The survey collected the answers of respondents and did not include any testing or verification; the results were: Valencian was the language "always or most used": at home: 31.6% with friends: 28.0% in internal business relations: 24.7%For ability: 48.5% answered they speak Valencian "perfectly" or "quite well" 26.2% answered they write Valencian "perfectly" or "quite well" The survey shows that, although Valencian is still the common language in many areas in the Valencian Community, where more than half of the Valencian population are able to speak it, most Valencians do not speak in Valencian in their