València has a population of 786.424 inhabitants, and its metropolitan area, 1.550.885. It is the centre of a vast irrigation farmland known as l’Horta (vegetable garden), which was initiated by the Romans and El Palmar island expanded by the Muslims, who established the Tribunal de les Aigües (Water Courts) to deal with irrigation related conflicts amongst farmers. This tribunal, declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage, has been gathering at the same place, the Cathedral’s Apostles door, every Thursday at noon for over 1000 years (where the door of the great mosque used to be).

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