Ademuz is a municipality in the comarca of Rincón de Ademuz in the Valencian Community, Spain. The name in Valencian is Ademús; the many archaeological remains still present from different time periods - Neolithic, Roman - reveal an early occupation of the area. Notwithstanding, the first written references are Arabic ones, focusing on its castle, whose advantageous emplacement dominated the Turia river and its natural passage from the lands of Aragon to the city of Valencia; the Muslim fortress of Al-Dāmūs was conquered by Peter II of Aragon in 1210, with the aid of the hospitalier and templar knights, who were rewarded with the right to collect some taxes from the area. It fell back into Muslim hands shortly thereafter, it was incorporated into the kingdom of Valencia by James I of Aragon, who put it under direct control of the crown, together with the other historical village of the comarca, Castielfabib. As a royal villa, Ademuz periodically sent an elected representative to the Corts Valencianes.
As a frontier fortress, it suffered from the wars with Castille in the 14th century: both Ademuz and Castielfabib were invaded and occupied by Peter I of Castile. The heroic defense and the loyalty of its population were rewarded by Peter IV of Aragón and his immediate successors, who gave the villa new rights and privileges. From the beginnings of the 14th century onwards Ademuz and its countryside were an Encomienda of the Order of Montesa, which anyway never ruled over Ademuz, limiting itself to collect some taxes they had rights over. On June 7 1656, the villa suffered a massive earthquake which destroyed the primitive church of San Pedro Intramuros, the city council and forty other houses. Notwithstanding, Ademuz's castle will still prove its worth during the many civil wars of the 19th century, with it being occupied and rebuilt several times by carlist troops; the two original municipalities which existed in the Rincón's comarca and Ademuz, became fragmented over time, affecting specially that of Ademuz, from which several villages seceded as they reached some populational and economical importance: Vallanca, Puebla de San Miguel, Casas Altas y Casas Bajas.
Ademuz is situated in the middle of the Rincón de Ademuz, a Spanish comarca belonging to Valencian Community representing an exclave situated between the territories of the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel. The town counts three pedanías: Mas del Olmo and Val de la Sabina; as of the 2008 census of INE, the population of Ademuz was 1,269. Candel Tortajada, F.: Viaje al Rincón de Ademuz. Barcelona, 1977. ISBN 84-01-44182-X Eslava Blasco, R.: Ademuz y su patrimonio histórico-artístico. Ademuz, 2007. ISBN 978-84-606-4251-0 Media related to Ademuz at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Provinces of Spain
Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces. Spain's provincial system was recognized in its 1978 constitution but its origin dates back to 1833. Ceuta and the Plazas de soberanía are not part of any provinces; the layout of Spain's provinces follows the pattern of the territorial division of the country carried out in 1833. The only major change of provincial borders since that time has been the subdivision of the Canary Islands into two provinces rather than one; the provinces served as transmission belts for policies enacted in Madrid, as Spain was a centralised state for most of its modern history. The importance of the provinces has declined since the adoption of the system of autonomous communities in the period of the Spanish transition to democracy, they remain electoral districts for national elections and as geographical references: for instance in postal addresses and telephone codes. A small town would be identified as being in, Valladolid province rather than the autonomous community of Castile and León.
The provinces were the "building-blocks". No province is divided between more than one of these communities. Most of the provinces—with the exception of Álava, Biscay, Guipúzcoa, Balearic Islands, La Rioja, Navarra — are named after their principal town. Only two capitals of autonomous communities — Mérida in Extremadura and Santiago de Compostela in Galicia — are not the capitals of provinces. Seven of the autonomous communities comprise no more than one province each: Asturias, Balearic Islands, Cantabria, La Rioja, Madrid and Navarra; these are sometimes referred to as "uniprovincial" communities. The table below lists the provinces of Spain. For each, the capital city is given, together with an indication of the autonomous community to which it belongs and a link to a list of municipalities in the province; the names of the provinces and their capitals are ordered alphabetically according to the form in which they appear in the main Wikipedia articles describing them. Unless otherwise indicated, their Spanish language names are the same.
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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
Picanya is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Sud in the Valencian Community, Spain
Podemos (Spanish political party)
Podemos is a political party in Spain founded in January 2014 by political scientist Pablo Iglesias in the aftermath of the 15-M Movement protests against inequality and corruption. Podemos is a left-wing populist party that seeks to address the problems of inequality and economic malaise that followed in the wake of the European debt crisis. Podemos has called for a renegotiation of austerity measures and seeks to curtail the Treaty of Lisbon; the term "populist" is sometimes used by political opponents to refer to the party in a pejorative way. Podemos is the second largest political party in Spain by number of members after the People's Party, it became the third largest party within the first 20 days it allowed membership, with 100,000 signing up in that period and its membership grew to more than 487,000. In the 2014 European Parliament elections on 25 May 2014, Podemos received 7.98% of the national vote, with 1,200,000 votes cast, electing five Members of the European Parliament. At the elections for the national parliament on 20 December 2015, Podemos received 21% of the vote and became the third largest party in the parliament, with 69 out of 350 seats.
On 9 May 2016, Podemos formed the electoral alliance Unidos Podemos with United Left and minor left-wing parties. In 2018, the party joined Maintenant le Peuple. Podemos came from the aftermath of the Indignados movement against inequality and corruption in 2011; the group was inspired by the populist leaders of Latin America's "Pink tide", which included Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Bolivia's Evo Morales. Its origin can be found in the manifesto Mover ficha: convertir la indignación en cambio político, presented over the weekend of 12 to 13 January 2014, signed by thirty intellectuals and personalities, such as Juan Carlos Monedero, associate professor of political science at the Complutense University of Madrid. Podemos' manifesto argued that it was necessary to create a party list for the European Parliament elections that year, with the goal of opposing the dominant policies of the European Union from the left. Though he was not one of the signatories of the document, on 14 January it was announced that Pablo Iglesias, a professor of political science at the UCM and a TV presenter, was to head the movement.
The movement was organized by the party Anti-Capitalist Left, the Spanish section of the Trotskyist Fourth International, which had written the Mover ficha manifesto in its internal documentation, designing the stages to launch the new movement. One of the points highlighted by Iglesias was the derogation of the 135th article of the Constitution, made in 2011 by the major parties People's Party and Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, they demanded Spain exit from NATO and support self-determination rights. The Podemos movement was launched on 16 January 2014 in the Teatro del Barrio in the Lavapiés neighbourhood of Madrid. A press conference was given, with the attendance of hundreds of people, at which spoke Pablo Iglesias, its fundamental goal was to oppose the austerity policies. In order to run in the European elections of 2014, the members of the bare bones of Podemos set themselves three conditions: to receive the support of at least 50,000 people; the 50,000 signatures were obtained in less than 24 hours and the Podemos website crashed due to the high traffic.
In August 2015, Podemos endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election. The party's international secretariat released a statement saying: "In Podemos we share Jeremy Corbyn's view that another Europe is not just possible but necessary", it added: "Against the irresponsibility of the troika and the Eurogroup, against the Europe of financial lobbies and puppet representatives, a new democratic and social Europe is emerging, Jeremy Corbyn's victory would be a great step in that direction". On 25 May 2014 Podemos entered candidates for the 2014 European Parliament election, polling with 7.98% of the national vote and thus was awarded five seats out of 54. The party's MEPs joined the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group. Regarding the election, Pablo Iglesias was described as pessimistic by El País: "We have lost these European elections, they have been won by the People's Party. We cannot be happy about this", he stated that his objective is to "move forward until we throw the PP and the PSOE out of power" and that "e will now work with other parties from the south of Europe to make it cl
Quart de Poblet
Quart de Poblet is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Oest in the Valencian Community, Spain. It has 25,499 inhabitants. Located between the Valencian Huerta Sur, the area surface is flat; the Turia river crosses the municipality on the west runs the Rambla del Poio. The climate is Mediterranean, with rainfall in autumn and spring, the prevailing winds are west and east; the main lines of traffic at west of the metropolitan area of Valencia ply the municipality of Quart of Poblet. Thus, both the town and the many industrial sites are connected by highway with other surrounding municipalities and large capacity roads; the motorway A-3/E-901 Madrid – Valencia or eastern highway, old N-III runs longitudinally south of Quart and provides three hits, one of which refers to the airport. The V-30 bypass freeway, parallel to the new channel of the river Turia, draw a diagonal line between the North-West and Southeast of the town, while the V-11 road serves to Quart and connects to the Valencia airport terminal.
Other local roads, as the CV-408 and CV-31, serve as a link, but fragmented by industrial plants, with neighboring towns. The Renfe train station Operadora, in the old C-4 line Valencia North – Riba-Roja de Túria was adapted to line 5 of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana inaugurated on April 18, 2007 a new section connecting Quart de Poblet with Valencia metro system. In addition, several Metrobus lines connect Quart de Poblet with other locations. In the municipality of Quart de Poblet are the following neighborhoods: Barri Sant Jeroni. Barri del Cristo. Barri Sant Josep; the municipality of Quart de Poblet limits with the localities of Aldaia, Chiva, Mislata, Riba-roja de Túria, Valencia. All from the Province of Valencia. Quart de Poblet was founded by the Romans; the historian Euriclidión describes in his work how neighbors of Quartum helped Hannibal's army at be paralyzed by the River. Its name derives from the Latin word quartum miliarium, which refers to the distance that separates it from Valencia.
As vestiges of that era survive remains of the Roman bridge and the aqueduct Els Arquetes. However, it was in the Middle Ages when its people became protagonists of important events in the history of Valencia: Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, El Cid, led in Quart de Poblet a significant battle against the Almoravids forces named like the town and is reflected in the Cantar de Mio Cid, in sources highlights the reference to the Quart de Poblet Castle, now gone. After the Reconquista, King James I of Aragon gave the Castle, the town of Quart and the farmstead of Aldaia to the Priory of the Hospital of Aldaia of Sant Vicent de la Roqueta. At that time, the population had only 130 houses with old Christians, it was in 1287 when Quart, by decision of King Alfonso II of Aragon was under the jurisdiction of the Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, belonging to the Cistercian order dependent and the San Vicente de la Roqueta. In fact, a monk of St. Vincent continued to be the foreman of the place, but sometimes delegated the functions to the mayor.
In 1332, King Alfonso IV gave permission to the abbot of Poblet, Ponce de Copons, to expel the Moorish and in 1334 granted the charter of settlement to 52 families of Catalonia and Aragon, who made Quart de Poblet their new home. This charter consecrate the birth of the modern city; the dependence of Poblet was maintained until the confiscation decreed by Juan Alvarez Mendizabal in 1835. It was a legacy the second part of the name of the municipality; the Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in the 14th century, but was rebuilt in the 18th century in Baroque style, is between 1310 and 1320 the construction of the hermitage of Sant Onofre, following the advent of the holy hermit to a miller. On June 14, 1630, meeting the pastor of Quart and juries of the Council agreed to proclaim to the Verge de la Llum patron of the Villa, it was pope Urban VIII. The Procession of San Onofre, one of the most rooted traditions in Quart de Poblet, was born on June 8, 1723 after a period of drought.
Seven decades Aldaya won the lawsuit that forced the partition of the area. Throughout the 19th century, the inhabitants of Quart de Poblet participated in the War of Independence, which did not hesitate to face Napoleon's troops in the so-called Battle of San Onofre; the troops of the Division Valencia were captained by Brigadier Saint-Marc. Pope Leo XIII stated in this holy anchorite, credited with the miracle of the end of a cholera epidemic in 1885, principal patron of the villa; the musical group La Amistad and the Cooperative San Jose were founded, on May 23, 1889, a whistle announced to the public, the step, for the first time, the commuter train line Valencia – Riba-roja de Túria Already in the 20th century, the town became the starting point of the so-called Plan Sur, which involved the diversion of the river Turia after the tragic flood of 1957 with the objective of not traversing Valencia. For his area runs A-3 highway that connects Valencia and Madrid, which has led the development of one of the most important industrial areas of the province and a major population change.
If in the early 1960s, Quart de Poblet had little more than five thousand inhabitants, ten years after the arrival of people from Andalusia, Murcia and Castilla-La Mancha, whose work and contributions have enriched culturally and economically the town, fired that fi
Torrent is a city located within the metropolitan area of the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the largest municipality of the Horta Oest comarca, with 79,843 inhabitants, it is situated some 7 km from Valencia city proper. The two metro stations in Torrent are called Torrent and Torrent avinguda from lines 1 and 5, it is bordered by Aldaia, Alaquàs and Xirivella in the north and Catarroja in the east, Alcàcer and Picassent in the south and Montserrat, Turís and Xiva in the West. All of the cities are part of the province of Valencia. There are only a few remarkable mountains in the municipal territory: El Vedat, Barret, Cabezo de la Araña and the Serra Perenxisa. About a 20% of the territory is mountainous. Torrent is crossed by a gully which flows into estuary; the village of Torrent was founded by people of European ancestry in 1248, after the Reconquista although the tower and its fortification were built several centuries earlier. Archaeological research suggests, it was a fief of the Knights Hospitaller.
The Medaieval Tower was part of an ancient castle. It had some underground passages; the tower, which lies in a square, has a truncated pyramid shape and is 30 metres high, with 5 floors and a terrace where The Cross of the St. John of Jerusalem order and a Valencian "rat penat" can be seen at the four upper corners. Access to the tower is through an exterior staircase connecting to a door at the first floor. Around 1613 porticoes were built around to house a market around the tower. In 1847 it became the property of Torrent; the tower has been used as a prison throughout its history, the porches have hosted the Courts in its upper floors since 1908. The porticoes were demolished in 1970. After its restoration, the Tower houses two exhibition halls; the shrine dedicated to Saint Lluís Bertrán is a traditional and beloved church by all people in Torrent, since Sant Blai among other festivities are held in the hermitage. In 1634 the City Council agreed to build the chapel dedicated to Saint Lluis Bertran.
After many changes and reconstructions it was used for military purposes during the Spanish civil war and was restored after that conflict. Internally, it consists of two sides; the neoclassical facade is divided into three parts. The door has an arc with archivolt, St. Louis' image and a large rosette appear over the door; the bell tower has a hexagonal base and was finished in 1829. It has four bells and a clock with three spheres, installed there in 1950; the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción was built in the 13th century, in the same place as the current one, but much smaller. Its rector attended the diocesan synods in the fourteenth century. An image of the "Verge del Pòpul", which disappeared in 1936, was the main image in the ancient parish, it has had many fires and thefts with the result that the church that exists nowadays has had many restorations and modifications. Benalup-Casas Viejas, Spain Gharb, Malta Zebbug, Malta Paco Alcácer, footballer Vicente Guaita, footballer Pedro López Muñoz, footballer Roger Martí, footballer Official website Federació Esportiva Municipal de Torrent, Local Sports Federation