Raspay (Catalan: El Raspai) is a village in the municipality of Yecla, eastern Spain.[2] Its population consisted of 100 inhabitants in the year 2017.[1]

Raspay
Village
Raspay is located in Spain
Raspay
Raspay
Location within Spain
Raspay is located in Europe
Raspay
Raspay
Location within Europe
Raspay is located in Earth
Raspay
Raspay
Location within Earth
Coordinates: 38°26′35.65″N 1°05′25.72″W / 38.4432361°N 1.0904778°W / 38.4432361; -1.0904778Coordinates: 38°26′35.65″N 1°05′25.72″W / 38.4432361°N 1.0904778°W / 38.4432361; -1.0904778
CountrySpain
ProvinceMurcia
MunicipalityMurcia
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total100

GeographyEdit

Raspay is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from the capital of its municipality (the town of Yecla). The village is located in the foothill Sierra de las Pansas of the mountain range Sierra del Carche.[3]

HistoryEdit

The first document referencing the village is from 1855. In that year, Antonio Ibáñez, was given control of the rectory in Raspay and became the first priest of this territory.[4]

Since 2005, courses to boost the Catalan language in the village and in other adjacent towns of the Catalan-speaking region of Carche are being promoted.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "INEbase / Demography and population /Municipal Register. Population by municipalities /Nomenclature: Continuous Register Population by Population Unit / Results". www.ine.es. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  2. ^ "Raspay - Región de Murcia Digital" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  3. ^ "Naturaleza de Raspay - Región de Murcia Digital" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  4. ^ "Historia de Raspay - Región de Murcia Digital" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  5. ^ "Yecla quiere aprender valenciano". Levante-EMV (in Spanish). 11 September 2005. Retrieved 25 August 2011.