Cheste (Valencian: Xest) is a municipality in the comarca of Hoya de Buñol in the Valencian Community, Spain, located 26 km from the capital Valencia.

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Coat of arms of Cheste
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Cheste is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°28′47″N 0°41′4″W / 39.47972°N 0.68444°W / 39.47972; -0.68444Coordinates: 39°28′47″N 0°41′4″W / 39.47972°N 0.68444°W / 39.47972; -0.68444
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ComarcaHoya de Buñol
Judicial districtChiva
 • AlcaldeDavid Domenech Perez(2007)
 • Total71.40 km2 (27.57 sq mi)
218 m (715 ft)
 • Total8,319
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website


According to the Valencian historian Escolano, the first settlers of the region of Cheste were members of Iberian tribes belonging to the old Edetania. This view is supported by numerous remains, particularly those of El Castillarejo (Iberian ceramics and spear points from the Bronze Age).

The Cheste hoard, a cache of gold jewellery and silver coins, was discovered in the locality of La Safa in 1864. The presence of Carthaginian coinage issued by the Barcids alongside an early Roman denarius implies the hoard dates to around the time of the Second Punic War.[2][3]


About five kilometers to the east of the town is the "Circuit de Valencia", a motor sport race track which hosts the Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix since 1999.

Bordering localitiesEdit

Chiva, Gestalgar, Bugarra, Pedralba, Vilamarxant, Riba-roja de Túria, and Loriguilla


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Crawford, Michael H. (2001). Roman Republican Coinage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780521074926.
  3. ^ van Alfen, Peter G.; Almagro-Gorbea, Martín; Ripollès, Pere Pau (2008). "A New Celtiberian Hacksilber Hoard, c. 200 BC". American Journal of Numismatics. 20: 265–293. JSTOR 43580315.

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