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Buñol
—  Municipality  —

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Buñol is located in Spain
Buñol
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056Coordinates: 39°25′10″N 0°47′26″W / 39.41944°N 0.79056°W / 39.41944; -0.79056
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Hoya de Buñol
Judicial district Chiva
Government
 - Alcalde Iván Montañana Reig (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 - Total 112.40 km2 (43.4 sq mi)
Elevation 441 m (1,447 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 9,940
 Density 88.4/km2 (229/sq mi)
 - Demonym Buñolense
Buñolero/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46360
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Buñol (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 years.[citation needed] Buñol's population is about 9,000 people 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 over 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.[1]

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Buñol is a city in a mountainous area of Valencia province. It has about 10000 people and is the biggest in the region "La Hoya". It is a beautiful city, but the most beautiful are its natural places on the outskirts of the city which are great for walking around. There is a big park, El Planell, where people usually go for a walk and play sports. Weather is typical Mediterrenean with mild winters (although snow occasionally falls) and hot summers.

Get in

Valencia International Airport (VLC). Has daily flights to major cities in Europe and has seasonal flights to Neww York-JFK and then drive west along the Autovia del Este until you get to Buñol.

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The La Tomatina festival is held every year on the last Wednesday of August. Upwards of 40,000 people descend on the town for a massive tomato fight that literally stains the entire town red.

Buñol is also famous for its two music wind ensembles, they are the most important wind ensembles in the province of València.

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