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Mislata

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Horta Oest
Elevation  29 m (95 ft)
Area  210 ha
Local time  Tuesday 6:40 AM
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Judicial district  Mislata
Demonym(s)  Mislater/a
Population  43,281 (2014)
Province  Province of Valencia
Mislata
Weather  13°C, Wind NE at 13 km/h, 74% Humidity

Mislata ([mizˈlata]) is a municipality in the Valencian Community, in Spain. It has borders with the city of Valencia and Quart de Poblet in the west and Xirivella in the south.

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Map of Mislata, Valencia, Spain

Population

In recent decades it has gone from being a village in the Horta region of Valencia to the most densely populated municipality in Spain [1] and one of the ten most densely populated in Europe, with a population of 43,363 (2006 figures) spread across 2.1 km².

This growth has been assisted by better transport communications including the opening of two stations of the Valencian metro on 20 May 1999 in the town which provide a direct connection to the main railway station and the main shopping area in Calle Colón. Further extensions westwards to the Valencia airport and the towns of Quart de Poblet and Manises were completed in 2007.

Further construction work which was completed on green belt land in 2005 will further increase Mislata's population density.

The area has been, in a physical sense, almost swallowed up by the encroaching suburbs of Valencia in recent years.

Transport links

Mislata is well connected with central Valencia. In addition to several bus routes, Mislata now has two metro stations, Mislata and Mislata-Almassil. A third station, Nou d'Octubre is nearby. Mislata is the only town outside the city of Valencia to be categorised as "zone A" by the private taxi system.

Local festivals

In addition to the famous Fallas festival which runs from 15–19 March, numerous other festivals also take place such as those in honour of Saint Michael Archangel (in September) or Saint Francis of Asisi (in October).

Monuments and places of interest

Mislata's main places of interest are the church of the "Mare de Déu dels Àngels" (Our Lady of the Angels) and the "Creu Coberta" (Covered Cross) that separates the town from Valencia.

References

Mislata Wikipedia


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