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Requena is in the westernmost part of the province of Valencia, with the deep gorges cut by the Cabriel river flanking its western and southern borders, and the Juan Navarro mountain range and the El Tejo peak (1,250 m) separating it from the Turia mountains to the east and north. Its territory features a high plateau covered in chalky, clay soil from the Terciary period. It has a typical Mediterranean climate with continental influences.

Pines trees, fountains and springs abound in the municipality. The Magro river is one of the most prominent features of this plateau, which has abundant farmland, primarily devoted to the vineyards that underpin the local economy.

The municipality of Requena, one of Spain's biggest, has a surface area of 814 km2 and an average elevation of 692 m above sea level. It has a population of 20,091 (2014 census) living in the town proper and throughout its 25 hamlets.

Geographically it is located between the Castillian plateau and the Mediterranean, which is only 64 km away. Requena is regarded as the true Gateway to the Plateau, and as a result it exhibits the effects of both Castillian and Valencian influences. It is the most important centre in the so-called Castillian Valencia and serves as the administrative, legal, economic and services capital of the extensive area under its jurisdiction.

Requena is 64 km away from Valencia and 275 km away from Madrid, both via the A-3 motorway. The N-330 takes us to Almansa-Alicante and the N-322 to Albacete.

It is also served by the Valencia-Cuenca-Madrid rail line and by the Madrid-Valencian Community high-speed rail line.

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