Archena

Archena
The Segura river passing through Archena.
The Segura river passing through Archena.
Flag of Archena
Flag
Official seal of Archena
Seal
Location of Archena in Murcia.
Location of Archena in Murcia.
Archena is located in Spain
Archena
Archena
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°06′54″N 1°17′57″W / 38°06′54″N 1°17′57″W / 38.11500; -1.29917
CountrySpain
A. communityMurcia
ProvinceMurcia
ComarcaVega Media del Segura
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor)Patricia Fernández López (PP)
Area
 • Total16.40 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Elevation102 m (335 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total18,135
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Websitewww.aytoarchena.es

Archena is a municipality of Spain in the autonomous community and province of Murcia. It has a population of 18,496 (as of 2012) and an area of 16.5 km2 (6.4 sq mi). It is 24 km (15 mi) away from the provincial capital, Murcia.

Archena is home to a hot water mineral spa dating back to Roman times and has 3 hotels built around it. Whilst undergoing recent development, further Roman ruins were found on the site of the spa.

Etymology

The etymology of the word "Archena" is indisputably somehow related to the Indo-European root referring to "water" that appears in Arga, Erga, Arganzuela, etc., and, within the territory of Murcia, with the Argos river, Archena, Archivel, etc.[1] The origin of the word "Archena" derives from Latin arxila, which means clay, but over the years it turned into "Archena".

Other Languages
العربية: أرتشينا
aragonés: Archena
asturianu: Archena
تۆرکجه: آرچنا
Bân-lâm-gú: Archena
català: Archena
Deutsch: Archena
español: Archena
euskara: Archena
فارسی: آرچنا
français: Archena
galego: Archena
italiano: Archena
magyar: Archena
Bahasa Melayu: Archena
Nederlands: Archena
occitan: Archena
polski: Archena
português: Archena
русский: Арчена
українська: Арчена
Winaray: Archena
中文: 阿尔切纳