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Iglesia Purísima Concepción de Sellent(Sellent)

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The origin of the population of Sellent is Moorish, as the town was a Muslim farmhouse that was established in this place around the eighth century. In 1239 the farmhouse was conquered by King James I of Aragon. The first data of the population begins in 1520, with 34 Christian houses (136 neighbors). In 1609 the farmstead was practically uninhabited with the expulsion of the Moors, and in 1616 there were only 3 occupied houses (12 residents). In 1630 it increased to 15 houses.
In 1852 there were 58 houses (200 people). At the end of the 19th century, in 1895, there were 360 people. The 20th century began with a census of 391 inhabitants. In 1910 there were already 415 inhabitants and in 1920 they increased to 447 inhabitants, reaching 552 in 1930.
It was in the decade from 1950 to 1960 when the municipality reached the maximum level of population, and all the country houses were inhabited, coinciding with the time when there was a lot of work in the agricultural work. From 1960 onwards it suffered a loss of population due to emigration to industrialized areas, the so-called rural exodus.

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