Muchamiel is in the
subregion of the Huerta de Alicante, 9 km northeast of the city of Alicante and
less than 1 km from the nearby town of San Juan de Alicante. The municipality
covers 47.7 km2 and it passes the river or river Monnegre Seco River historically
had great importance for the development of the town.
It borders the municipalities of Alicante, San Juan de
Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig and Campello
Muchamiel has a Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures
often exceed 35 ° C and minimum winter usually up to 2 ° C at night and early
morning hours. In order to have any recollection of snow in Muchamiel we must
go back to the first decades of the twentieth century. In Muchamiel usual in
the months of September and October as a result of the cold rain drop fall as
hail. Rainfall is irregular and very busy throughout the year, reaching
averages of 408 mm.
Historically, the base of its economy has been primarily
agricultural. There is, indeed, a variety of tomatoes originally called tomato
town Muchamiel. Also the bread of Muchamiel enjoys good reputation in the
However, the proximity to the capital has caused a
tertiarisation of its economy, becoming de facto an integral part of the
metropolitan area of Alicante; This has resulted in population increase
considerably over the twentieth century and, in particular, between 1960 and
1994, dates that went from 4010 to 11,329 inhabitants and more than 20,000
today, with the development of developments in the municipality (has 23 villages).