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Valle de Albaida

Vall d'Albaida

Coat of arms
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Capital Ontinyent
 • Total 722.22 km2 (278.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 89,798
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Ontinyent

Vall d'Albaida (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈvaʎ daɫˈβajða], Spanish: Valle de Albaida) is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain, of some 722 square kilometers and some 90,000 inhabitants around the year 2008 at some 70 km of the city of Valencia . Reconquered by the Aragonese king James I of Aragon in the first middle of the 13th Century to the Spanish Moors it was heavily populated by Muslim descendants, till they were confronted in the 17th Century (1610) with either leaving the country or becoming compulsorily baptized and practicing fully as new Christians.


External links

  • Comparsa Saudites d'Ontinyent (in English) (en valencià) (en español)


  • Amelias GOMEZ MARTINEZ: "Propiedad señorial en el marquesado de Albaida perspectivas socieconómicas del señorío en la segunda mitad del s. XVIII". Published 1988 by Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Albaida in [Albaida] . 1988. 288 pages. Library of Congress HD779.A375 G66. ISBN 84-505-8276-8

Coordinates: 38°50′30.64″N 0°32′52.59″W / 38.8418444°N 0.5479417°W / 38.8418444; -0.5479417

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