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Localització de Xest respecte del País Valencià
Cheste location (red) into the Valencian Community. The area in green is the comarca (Hoya de Buñol)
Escut de Xest
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Cheste (Valencian: Xest) is a city in Spain. It is in the Valencian Community. It is 26 kilometres (16 miles) west of Valencia and about 350 kilometres (220 miles) east of Madrid. It covers 71.4 square kilometres (27.6 square miles). In 2008, 8,127 people lived there according to the National Institute of Statistics census.

Demography

Population over time
1857 1887 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1981 1991 1996 2001 2006 2007
Population 4,732 5,548 6,039 5,826 6,110 5,101 5,100 5,210 5,221 5,966 7,424 6,726 6,857 7,027 7,425 7,872

Economy

Cheste's main industry is agriculture, specifically the vineyards. Cheste is also known for the MotoGP's Circuit Ricardo Tormo, built in 1999.

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