Zarra, Valencia

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Skyline of Zarra
Flag of Zarra
Coat of arms of Zarra
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Zarra is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°5′30″N 1°4′36″W / 39.09167°N 1.07667°W / 39.09167; -1.07667Coordinates: 39°5′30″N 1°4′36″W / 39.09167°N 1.07667°W / 39.09167; -1.07667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ComarcaValle de Ayora Cofrentes
Judicial districtRequena
 • AlcaldeJuan José Rubio Navarro (AEZ)
 • Total49.72 km2 (19.20 sq mi)
605 m (1,985 ft)
 • Total365
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Zarra is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain,[2] the smallest of the seven villages that make up the comarca of Valle de Cofrentes.[citation needed]

Historical Interest[edit]

The name is of Iberian origin and means "the old".

The village contains a church dating back to the 18th century and a free standing clock tower built in 1880; the majority of the houses date back 400 years.

During the Moorish occupation of Spain a castle was built, but no remains exist today and the exact site is somewhat of a mystery; the village was reconquered by the Spanish in 1249 and incorporated into Valencia in 1281. Modern day Zarra dates from around 1600.

Modern Zarra[edit]

The village has a population of around 500, recent population increases being mainly due to the British influx into the village and surrounding area.


Zarra boasts three fiestas a year, marking the beginning of the fiestas within the valley; the first being San Anton (January), Santa Ana (July) and the main yearly "bull" fiesta (late July/August).

Local industry[edit]

The main industry for the village is agriculture, in particular the growing of cherries and olives.


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ward, Lester Frank (1889). The geographical distribution of fossil plants. Harvard University: Govt. Print. Off. p. 704.