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Carcaixent

Carcaixent
Municipality

Coat of arms
Carcaixent
Carcaixent
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 39°7′20″N 0°26′56″W / 39.12222°N 0.44889°W / 39.12222; -0.44889Coordinates: 39°7′20″N 0°26′56″W / 39.12222°N 0.44889°W / 39.12222; -0.44889

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Ribera Alta
Judicial district Alzira
Government
 • Alcaldesa Lola Botella Arbona (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 59.3 km2 (22.9 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 21,973
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Demonym Carcaixentí, carcaixentina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46740
Official language(s) Valencian
Website

Carcaixent (Valencian pronunciation: [kaɾkajˈʃent], Spanish: Carcagente) is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, eastern Spain, with c. 20,000 inhabitants. Its origins go back to prehistoric Iberian and Roman times, with some remainders in its area. It is located in the Ribera Alta comarca, 40 km south of the provincial capital Valencia. It is the birthplace of the orange growth and its flourishing commerce in the 19th and 20th centuries. Currently, its inhabitants live basically on agriculture and the service sector.

Main sights

  • Monastery of Aguas Vivas

See also

  • Route of the Monasteries of Valencia
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