The land division of Totana Town is made by means of “pedanias” and “diputaciones” (dependant villages). Those ones let Public Administration be given out, following the necessities and demands of the populated areas in our town.
The existing dependant villages are: Sierra, Lebor, Morti, Raiguero, Paretón, Huerta, Viñas, Ñorica. Their importance lies in several factors:
They are a system of integration and political participation of those population centres.
They let establish, in them, some administrative facilities, suitable for their inhabitants’ necessities.
They bring near Municipal Administration by means of their Mayors. Making easier the proximity of Town Hall to realize administrative procedures and requests to Local Government.
This page tries to collect their aspirations and their main data.
It is tried that they have more participation day by day. So, there are two Advisory Committees in Town Hall: “Local Committee of Pareton’s Neighbours” and “Junta de Pedaneos” (Dependant Villages’ Mayors Committee). Also, it has been established some administrative units, like in Pareton, and they are being given some services gradually, according to their population.
Now, this page includes minimum data about the said dependant villages. It will be extended, progressively, with all the existing information about them.
Totana’s Dependant Villages are the following:
Mayor of Dependant Village: D. DIEGO SANCHEZ PASCUAL
Inhabitants Number: 42
Hermitages: 1760: Hermitage of Santa Leocadia. And Hermitage of San José.
Festivals: San José, 19th of March. And Santa Leocadia , October.
Mayor of Dependant Village: JUAN PAGÁN SANCHEZ
Inhabitants Number: 588
Economic Activity: Agriculture and Stockbreeding.
Industry: some companies, such as" Agrícola Santa Eulalia" (agrarian company), "Escamusa"(sausages and ham company), "Micibo" (materials for construction), etc.
Festivals: San Pedro Apóstol on the 29th of June.
Mayor of Dependant Village: JOSE MIGUEL DEL VAS CANOVAS
Inhabitants Number: 478
Mayor of Dependant Village: JULIAN MUÑOZ LOPEZ
Inhabitants Number: 433
Hermitages: Hermitage "La Araña". The oldest in the village / Hermitage Vieja de Corral Rubio o Santo Domingo de Guzman / Hermitage Jaldares San Fulgencio.
Festivals and Traditions: Canto de Parena, 1st to 6th of January / Canto de Pascua, 16th of January / San Fulgencio, 16th of January/ Santiago Apóstol, 25th-26th of July / Sto. Domingo, 8th of August.
Mayor of Dependant Village: PEDRO BERMEJO CANOVAS
Inhabitants Number 1.323
Economic Activity: Agriculture and Stockbreeding
Hermitage: Hermitage "Las Lomas" / Hermitage"Cantareros"
Festivals and Traditions: Virgin of the Carmen, 16th of July / Virgin of the Asuncion, 15th of August.
Mayor of Dependant Village: CEFERINO CAYUELA
Inhabitants Number 35
Economic Activity: Citrus Fruits and Dessert Grapes
Hermitage: Hermitage "La Huerta"
Festivals and Traditions: Virgen de las Huertas, on 8th of September.
Mayor of Dependant Village: JUAN TUDELA CUADRADO
Inhabitants Number: 2
Economic Activity: Se desarrolla la agricultura, en especial la uva de mesa.
Hermitage: Hermitage "Las Viñas-Carivete"
Festivals and Traditions: Fiestas in honour of "Virgen de las Viñas", 3st of August.
Mayor of Dependant Village: FRANCISCO CRESPO SANCHEZ
Inhabitants Number: 163Economic Activity: Agriculture and Stockbreeding. Also, there are a small number of potteries.