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The Segura river passing through Archena.


Location of Archena in Murcia.
Location in Spain.

Coordinates: 38°06′54″N 1°17′57″W / 38.11500°N 1.29917°W / 38.11500; -1.29917

Country Spain
A. community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Vega Media del Segura
 • Alcalde Patricia Fernádez López (PP)
 • Total 16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,135
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)

Archena is a municipality of Spain in the autonomous community and province of Murcia. It has a population of 16,707 (2006) and an area of 16.5 km2 (6.4 sq mi). It is 24 km (15 mi) from the provincial capital, Murcia.

Archena is home to a hot water mineral spa, dating back to Roman times and has 3 hotels built around it. Whilst undergoing recent development, further Roman ruins were found on the site of the spa.

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