Rafol D'Almunia

Ràfol d'Almúnia (Valencian enunciation: [el ˈrafol dalˈmuni.a]; Spanish: Ráfol de Almunia) is a town in the comarca of Marina Alta in the Valencian Area, Spain.
It is located in the northern part of the district of Alicante, and also numbers some 635 occupants according to the 2007 Spanish National Demographics (INE).
El Ràfol d'Almúnia has Arab origins. It belonged to King Taifas of Dénia but under the occupation of Jaime the initial, control passed to the Crown of Aragon and also their local ruling family members, initially the Murs, after that the Sapenas and also much more lately the Almúnia. In 1535, it rose to a fully fledged parish with the visit of the very first parish clergyman D. Antonio Aringo whose control additionally encompassed the sub-parishes of Benimeli, Sagra, Negrals and Zeneta. After the expulsion of the moors, El Ràfol was repopulated in 1610 by 123 residents occupying 26 residences. In 1800 it had grown to 80 homes with 429 citizens. The parish church of Sant Francesc de Paula, was served by a clergyman and an assistant whose ministry likewise absorbed Benimeli, Negrals, Sagra, Sanet and Tormos. In the 17th century, El Ràfol lay at the centre of the location now known as the Rectoria, and also at the heart of the territory ruled by the Marquess of El Ràfol d'Almúnia. In 1693, Ràfol's neighbour, Francesc Garcia, got fame with his injustice of feudalism in the Marina Alta.
It has a populace of 635 inhabitants (Spanish National Institute of Data (INE) 2007).
Coordinates: 38°49′13″N 0°3′11″W
Autonomous community: Valencian Community
Province: Alicante
Comarca: Marina Alta
Judicial district: Dénia
Total Area: 4.90 km2 (1.89 sq mi)
Elevation: 88 m (289 ft)
Total Population (2008): 692
Density: 140/km2 (370/sq mi)

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