Albatera

Albatera (Spanish pronunciation: [alβaˈteɾa]) is a town and municipality located in the comarca of Vega Baja del Segura, in the province of Alicante, part of the Valencian Community, Spain. Albatera has an area of 66.5 km² and, according to the 2005 census, a total population of 10,499 inhabitants. The economy of Albatera is mainly based on trade, confección costura (Clothing Manufacture) and agriculture. The most important monument in the city is the baroque Catholic church of Santiago Apóstol, built in 1727.

Albatera
Flag of Albatera
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Coat of arms of Albatera
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Albatera is located in Spain
Albatera
Albatera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°10′43″N 0°52′5″W / 38.17861°N 0.86806°W / 38.17861; -0.86806Coordinates: 38°10′43″N 0°52′5″W / 38.17861°N 0.86806°W / 38.17861; -0.86806
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaVega Baja del Segura
Judicial districtCallosa de Segura
Government
 • AlcaldeFederico Del Pilar Berná Gutiérrez (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total66,327 km2 (25,609 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total12,042
 • Density0.18/km2 (0.47/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Albaterense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03340; 03348 (partidas y fincas) y 03349 (Mos del Bou)
Official language(s)Spanish

Its name comes from the Arabic term “al-uatira”, which means, pathway or path. This toponim with the pass of the time was transformed to the current Latin origin word Albatera, changing completely its meaning to White (Alba) land (Terra) "Tierra Blanca".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

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