Buñol


Buñol

Infobox City Spain
official_name="Bunyol"
Buñol
native_name=Bunyol
native_language=Catalan
spanish_name=Buñol
community=Valencian Community
community_link=Valencia (autonomous community)
province=Valencia
province_link=Valencia (province)
comarca=Hoya de Buñol
comarca_link=Hoya de Buñol
time_zone=CET (GMT +1)
time_zone_summer=CEST (GMT +2)
area=112.40
population=9,571 |date-population=2006
density=85.2
date-density=2006
lat_long=coord|39|25|10|N|0|47|26|W|region:ES_type:city
altitude=441

Buñol (Catalan/Valencian: "Bunyol") is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, Spain. The municipality has an area of some 112 km², and is situated approximately 38 km west of the provincial and autonomous community capital city, Valencia. It lies along the Buñol River and is surrounded by the mountain ranges "La Sierra de Las Cabrillas", "la Sierra de Dos Aguas" and "la Sierra de Malacara y Martés".

The municipal local economic base is a mixture of the industrial and the agricultural (carob trees, almond trees, fruit trees, olive trees and grapes.)

Archaeological evidence indicates civilization in Buñol going back 50,000 yearsFact|date=February 2007. Buñol's population is about 9,000 people [http://www.ine.es/htdocs/pob98in/i98muni46.htm] but is visited by over 30,000 for La Tomatina: a tomato throwing event in the Plaza del Pueblo. On the last Wednesday of every August, thousands of people gather in the Plaza and throw metric tons of ripe tomatoes at each other.

Buñol has regional rail passenger service to Valencia via the RENFE system.

On August 29, 2007, 40,000 Spaniards gathered in the town to throw 115,000 kilograms of tomatoes at each other in the yearly Tomatina festival. Bare-chested tourists also included hundreds of British, French, and Germans. [ [http://itn.co.uk/news/9a5a1671ceba4f43741dc008f237c1ea.html ITN.co.uk, Spain's tomato fighters see red] ]

External links

*http://www.lahoya.net/pueblos/bunol.htm (Spanish)
* [http://www.renfe.es Renfe] 's website.

References


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