Alfara del Patriarca

Alfara del Patriarca is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Nord in the Valencian Community, Spain.

Alfara del Patriarca
Coat of arms of Alfara del Patriarca
Alfara del Patriarca is located in Spain
Alfara del Patriarca
Alfara del Patriarca
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°32′37″N 0°23′6″W / 39.54361°N 0.38500°W / 39.54361; -0.38500Coordinates: 39°32′37″N 0°23′6″W / 39.54361°N 0.38500°W / 39.54361; -0.38500
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaHorta Nord
Judicial districtMoncada
Government
 • AlcaldeEnric Miquel Cuñat Sese (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,314
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
DemonymAlfarero/-a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46115
Official language(s)Valencia
WebsiteOfficial website

GeographyEdit

The municipal area of 2 km² is located in the Horta of Valencia. The natural disaster are rare because the land is almost flat, the urban area is located at an altitude of 35 m. The only exception is the Carraixet ravine that crosses the municipal area from north to south at a short distance from the urban area. Although it is normally dry, the large basin causes frequent overflows during the periods of cold drop in autumn. The municipal area is crossed by the Acequia Real de Moncada.

Bordering townsEdit

Foios, Moncada, Vinalesa and the Valencian districts of Carpesa and Benifaraig.

HistoryEdit

Like most towns in the Alfara del Patriarca region, it was a Muslim farmhouse. It was conquered by Jaime I in 1249 who later gave it to Ximén Pérez from the Aragonese town of Tarazona. Later it was transferred to Guillén Jáfer and Bonifacio Ferrer who made it a manor.

Outstanding citizensEdit

ReferencesEdit

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