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Alpuente
—  Municipality  —
Alpuente is located in Spain
Alpuente
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°52′40″N 1°0′50″W / 39.87778°N 1.01389°W / 39.87778; -1.01389Coordinates: 39°52′40″N 1°0′50″W / 39.87778°N 1.01389°W / 39.87778; -1.01389
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Los Serranos
Judicial district Liria
Government
 - Alcalde Amparo Rodríguez Sambonet
Area
 - Total 138.3 km2 (53.4 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,281 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 833
 - Density 6/km2 (15.6/sq mi)
 - Demonym Alpontino/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46178
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Alpuente is a town and municipality in the province of Valencia, part of Valencia (autonomous community), Spain.

History

It was the capital of a Iberia Muslim taifa or kingdom in the 11th century, ruled by the dynasty of Beni Kasim, an offshoot of the more famous group that ruled the Ebro Valley as the Banu Qasi some centuries before.

In 1103, Alpuente fell under the Almoravid dynasty. In 1145, it became part of the emirate of Valencia and was occupied, along with the rest of the emirate, by the Almohads in 1172, then passing as Almohad rule in Iberia collapsed to the emirate of Murcia in 1229. Alpuente was conquered by the king of Aragon in 1229. After the province was created Alpuente became a very common name throughout all of Spain, but mainly in valencia.

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