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Almussafes (Spanish: Almusafes) is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera Baixa in the Valencian Community, Spain.

Almussafes
Almussafes town hall
Almussafes town hall
Coat of arms of Almussafes
Coat of arms
Almussafes is located in Spain
Almussafes
Almussafes
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472Coordinates: 39°17′25″N 0°24′53″W / 39.29028°N 0.41472°W / 39.29028; -0.41472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaRibera Baixa
Judicial districtCarlet
Government
 • MayorToni González (2015) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total10.77 km2 (4.16 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total8,932
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Almussafenc, almussafenca
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46440
Official language(s)Valencian
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Almussafes was originally a Muslim hamlet, consisting of several farmhouses and a tower. There was a customs office there (in Arabic Mazaf (مصاف), from which the name of the town comes: Almazaf) to collect the transit rights of the merchandise entering and leaving the neighboring city of Valencia.[2] In 1672, it was separated from the Benifaió municipality.

FacilitiesEdit

The town of Almussafes is host for an important factory of the Ford Motor Company.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Torre Racef" (in Spanish). 14 January 2010.