Alzira, Valencia, Spain

Alzira (Alcira in Spanish) is a town in the Ribera Alta area in the Comunidad Valenciana, Spain. In 2007 the population was 44,440.

Alzira’s climate is typically Mediterranean: warm with no extremes of temperature either in summer or winter. Rainfall is scarce and irregular. Torrential rains usually follow periods of relative drought.

The town is situated on the shores of the Júcar river and has suffered devastating floods throughout its history – in particular in 1472, 1590, 1864, 1916, 1982 and 1987. 

The town borough extends over 111 square kilometres.

Alzira was founded by the Arabs with the name Al-Yazirat Suquar, or Júcar Island. During the Middle Ages, it was a prosperous Moorish trading-station. In 1242, James I of Aragon put control of the town in Spanish hands. Alzira has historically been a walled town, surrounded by palm, orange and mulberry groves, and by low-lying rice-swamps, which rendered its neighbourhood somewhat unhealthy. It is sometimes identified with the Roman Saetabicula. During the Muslim era, Alzira had its very own local government, and was known throughout the region as a cultural hub for writers, philosophers, and law experts.

During the 20 th century, Alzira changed from an agricultural based economy to a diversified industry-orientated city with an important commercial infrastructure and associated services. Many outstanding companies have their head-office in the city: building and publishing companies, diverse manufactures, textile and ice cream factories.

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UK TV in Alzira – how to receive UK TV in Alzira

Freesat TV in Alzira

The Sat and PC Guy installs and maintains Digital Satellite Television Systems, for reception of UK TV in Alzira.

Reception of satellite TV channels from the BBC an ITV can be achieved using a minimum of a 110x120cm satellite dish or the recommended 125x135cm satellite dish.

We install Digital Terrestrial Television, TDT, Spain Freeview for Spanish TV reception in Alzira. Depending on your location to the TDT transmitters, you can receive around 30 digital television channels, with the option change the language on many programmes into English.