Sax, Alicante

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Castle of Sax.
Castle of Sax.
Coat of arms of Sax
Coat of arms
Sax is located in Spain
Location in Spain
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Alt Vinalopó
Judicial district Villena
 • Mayor Vicente Gil Sauco (PP)
 • Total 63.5 km2 (24.5 sq mi)
Elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 10,054
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sajeño
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03630
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Sax (Spanish pronunciation: [saks], locally: [sas]. Valencian: Saix [sajʃ]) is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Vinalopó, province of Alicante, Valencian Community.


There are archaeological findings in the area dating to the Bronze Age, as well as an Iberian necropolis and remains of Roman villas.

In the later stages of the Reconquista Sax was at the focus of tensions between Castile and Aragon, since James I of Aragon conquered it from the Moors though it should have been reserved to Castile under the treaties of Tudilén and Cazorla.

Main sights

  • Castle, one of three main fortress in the comarca together with those of Villena and Biar. The base of one of the towers is perhaps Roman, while the other is of Moorish origin (10th–12th century)
  • Church of the Assumption (16th century)

See also

External links

This article contains information from the Spanish Wikipedia article Sax, accessed on January 26, 2008.