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MORATALLA

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 816 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MORATALLA, a town of eastern Spain, in the province of Murcia, 40 M. W.N.W. of the city of Murcia. Pop. (1900), 12,689. Moratalla is' built on a mountainous peninsula, almost surrounded by the Grande and Benamor, small rivers which meet and flow eastward to join the Segura. The town is a labyrinth of narrow, crooked streets, and some of its houses are Moorish in character. Its chief buildings are the modern hospital and theatre, and the 17th-century church. It has manufactures of coarse cloth, spirits and soap. The nearest railway station is Calasparra, 6 m. east, on the Murcia-Albacete railway.
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