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Alicante / Alacant
Flag of Alicante Coat of arms of Alicante
Flag Coat of Arms
Location
Coordinates : 38°20′43″N, 000°28′59″W
Time zone : CET (GMT +1)
- summer : CEST (GMT +2)
General information
Native name Alacant (Catalan)
Spanish name Alicante
Postal code 03000 - 03016
Website www.alicante.es
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Alacantí
Administrative Divisions 8
Neighborhoods 42
Mayor Luis Díaz Alperi (PP)
Geography
Land Area 201.27 km²
Altitude 3 m AMSL
Population
Population 322,431 (2006)
- rank in Spain: 12
Density 1,602 hab./km² (2006)

Alicante (Spanish language) or Alacant (Valencian Catalan) is the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of the Alacantí, in the southern part of the Valencian Community a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 322,431, estimated as of 2006, of the entire urban area, 434,505, ranking as the second-largest Valencian city. Population of the metropolitan area (including Elche and satellite towns) was 725,395 as of 2006 estimates, ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Alicante ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... “GMT” redirects here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia , and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Postcodes are generally clearly visible outside Australia Post offices. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Location of Alicante province in Spain, in a deeper red shade within the Valencian Community. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... More important cities by: Municipalities of the comarca The Alacantí or lAlacantí is a comarca in the Land of Valencia, Spain. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... From the left: Mariano Rajoy, Josep Piqué and José María Aznar during the proclamation act of Josep Piqué in September 2003 The Peoples Party (Spanish: Partido Popular) is a large liberal-conservative political party in Spain. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Alicante Denominación de Origen (DO) is located in the province of Alicante (Valencia region, Spain). ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia , and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ... Location of Alicante province in Spain, in a deeper red shade within the Valencian Community. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... More important cities by: Municipalities of the comarca The Alacantí or lAlacantí is a comarca in the Land of Valencia, Spain. ... Composite satellite image of the Mediterranean Sea. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... View of Elche Elche (in Spanish) or Elx (in Catalan) is a city in the Alicante province in Valencia, Spain, near the city of Alicante. ...

City Hall.

Alicante is one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. The local economy is based upon tourism in the beaches from Costa Blanca coast and particularly the second residence construction boom which started in the late '90s. On a much smaller scale, production also includes: agricultural products such as almonds, citrus, olives and wine production, services and administration. The city exports cement, wine, olive oil, and fruit, and has light industries, including food-processing, leather, textiles, and pottery. Turrones (torrons in Valencian) —a honey and almond nougat—is a food speciality of Jijona, close to Alicante, although alicantinos are especially proud of their paella, being "arros a banda" a local favourite, and seafood. The construction boom has raised many environmental concerns and both the local autonomous government and city council are under scrutiny by the European Union. Wild construction is the subject of hot debates among politicians and citizens alike. Town hall of Alacant, Spain. ... Town hall of Alacant, Spain. ... Costa Blanca refers to the over 200 kilometres of coastline belonging to the Province of Alicante in Spain. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... . ... Nougat is a term used to describe a variety of similar confectioneries made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios or hazelnuts are common, but not peanuts) and sometimes chopped candied fruit. ... Valencian paella. ...


Luis Díaz Alperi (1945), of the Partido Popular (People's Party), has been reelected city mayor for his fourth term in the Municipal Elections of May 2007, followed closely by Etelvina Andreu (1969) of the Partido Socialista (PSOE). The Peoples Party, Popular Party, or Populist Party, is any of several political parties claiming to speak for the people; see Populism. ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ...

Marina of Alicante.

The city has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands and Algeria, and an international airport is nearby, served by Iberia and other airlines. The city is strongly fortified, with a spacious harbour. Amongst the most notable features of the city is its main castle, the "Castillo de Santa Barbara", which sits high above the city upon a cliff. Marina at Alacant, Spain. ... Marina at Alacant, Spain. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Capital Palma de Mallorca Official language(s) Spanish and Catalan Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 17th  4,992 km²  1. ... The name Iberia refers to two distinct regions of the old world: The Iberian Peninsula, in Southwest Europe, location of modern-day Spain and Portugal, home to the pre-Roman Iberians. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ...


The most important festival, the Bonfires of Saint John, takes place during the summer solstice. This is followed a week later by seven nights of firework and pyrotechnic contests between companies on the urban beach Playa del Postiguet. Another well-known festival is Moros y Cristianos in Altozano or San Blas district. Overall, the city boasts a year-round nightlife, helped by tourists, fun-loving residents, and a large student population of the Universitat d'Alacant. The nightlife social scene tends to shift to nearby Playa de San Juan (St. John's Beach) during the summer months. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... “Summer solstice” redirects here. ... Parade of a Christian filà of Moros y Cristianos festival in Alcoy. ... Saint Blaise can refer to: A saint, see Blaise Saint-Blaise is the name or part of the name of several communes in France Saint-Blaise, in the Alpes-Maritimes Saint-Blaise, in the Haute-Savoie Saint-Blaise-du-Buis, commune in the Is re Saint-Blaise-la-Roche, commune... The University of Alicante (Valencian: Universitat dAlacant, UA) was started in 1979. ...


The city is the headquarters of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and a sizeable population of Euro public workers live here. Categories: Stub | European Union law | Intellectual property organizations ...

View over Alicante and the Mediterranean.
View over Alicante and the Mediterranean.

At the foot of the main staircase of the City Hall Building (Ayuntamiento) is the "cota cero" (zero point), used as the point of reference for measuring the height above or below sea level of any point in Spain, due to the small tidal variations of the sea in Alicante. Download high resolution version (990x431, 93 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (990x431, 93 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...

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Population

Demographics of Alicante (1900-2006)
Demographics of Alicante (1900-2006)
Foreign Population (more than 1,000 persons/nationality)[1]
Pos. Nationality Population
1st Flag of Colombia Colombia 4,596
2nd Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 4,315
3rd Flag of Argentina Argentina 3,564
4th Flag of Morocco Morocco 2,645
5th Flag of Algeria Algeria 2,478
6th Flag of Italy Italy 2,245
7th Flag of France France 1,988
8th Flag of Romania Romania 1,819

The population of Alicante in 2006 was 322,431 inhabitants (325,797 by the local authorities in 2005), 725,395 in the metropolitan area "Alicante-Elx". About 15% of the population is foreign, mostly those from Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia who have arrived in the previous 10 years as immigrants. There are also immigrants from other origins such as Romania, Russia, Ukraine and Morocco, many of which are under illegal alien status and therefore are not accounted for in official population figures. The real percentage of foreign population is probably higher, since the Alicante metropolitan area is home to many Northern European retired citizens, even if officially they are still residents of their own countries. In the same pattern, a sizable amount of permanent residents are Spanish nationals who officially still live in Madrid, the Basque provinces, or other areas of the country. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x604, 32 KB) Evolución de la población de Alicante Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Estadística www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (974x604, 32 KB) Evolución de la población de Alicante Fuente: Instituto Nacional de Estadística www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colombia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Algeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of Elx. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Pays Basque) see Northern Basque Country. ...

year population
1250 2,500
1350 3,250
1418 1,539
1609 5,040
1646 6,174
1717 11,019
1735 12,604
1754 14,394
1768 17,213
1786 17,345
year population
1797 19,313
1803 21,447
1857 27,550
1860 31,162
1877 34,926
1887 40,115
1897 49,463
1900 50,495
1910 55,116
1920 63,382
year population
1930 71,271
1940 89,198
1950 101,791
1960 121,832
1970 181,550
1981 245,963
1991 265,473
1996 274,577
2001 288,481
2006 322,431

Climate

Observatory of Alicante (Ciudad Jardín)
1971-2000 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YEAR
Record high ºC 29,2 29,4 32,6 32,6 35,1 37,8 41,4 40,4 38,4 36,2 30,6 26,6 41,4
Average high ºC 16,8 17,8 19,2 20,9 23,6 27,2 30,1 30,6 28,4 24,4 20,4 17,6 23,1
Average low ºC 6,2 7,0 8,2 10,1 13,3 17,1 19,7 20,4 17,8 13,7 10,0 7,3 12,6
Record low ºC -2,6 -4,6 -1,0 2,6 4,8 10,4 13,4 13,2 9,4 4,0 0,2 -2,6 -4,6
Average rainfall mm 22 26 26 30 33 17 6 8 47 52 42 26 336

History

Pre 20th century history

The area around Alicante has been inhabited for over 7000 years, with the first tribes of hunter gatherers moving down gradually from Central Europe between 5000 and 3000 BC. Some of the earliest settlements were made on the slopes of Mount Benacantil, where the Castillo de Santa Barbara stands today. By 1000 BC Greek and Phoenician traders had begun to visit the eastern coast of Spain, establishing small trading ports and introducing the native Iberian tribes to the alphabet, iron and the pottery wheel. By the sixth century BC, the rival armies of Carthage and Rome began to invade and fight for control of the Iberian Peninsula. The Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca established the fortified settlement of Akra Leuka (Greek: Ἄκρα Λευκὴ, meaning "White Mountain" or "White Point"), where Alicante stands today. This article is about the pre-agricultural practice of harvest from the wild. ... Phoenicia (or Phenicia ,[1] from Biblical Phenice [1]) was an ancient civilization centered in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coast of modern day Lebanon and Syria. ... (7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC - other centuries) (600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC - 570s BC - 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - other decades) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) Events Cyrus the Great conquered many... Roman Carthage with former military harbor Carthage (Greek: , Latin: , from the Phoenician meaning new town; Arabic: ) refers both to an ancient city in Tunisia and to the civilization that developed within the citys sphere of influence. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... Hamilcar Barca or Barcas (~270 – 228 BC) was a Carthaginian general and statesman, leader of the Barcid family, and father of Hannibal. ...

Monjas-Santa Faz Square in Alicante
Monjas-Santa Faz Square in Alicante

Although the Carthaginians conquered much of the land around Alicante, they were in the end no match for the Romans, who established rule in the province for over 700 years. By the fifth century Rome was in decline, and Roman predecessdor of Alicante, known as Lucentum (Latin), was more or less under the control of the Visigothic warlord Teodmiro. Neither the Romans nor the Goths, however, put up much resistance to the Arab occupation of Medina Laqant, which brought oranges, rice, palms and the gifts of Moorish art and architecture. The Moors ruled southern and eastern Spain until the 11th century reconquista (reconquest). Alicante was finally taken in 1246 by the Castilian king Alfonso X, but it passed soon and definitely to the Kingdom of Valencia in 1298 with the Catalonian King James II of Aragon. It gained the status of Royal Village (Vila Reial) with representation in the medieval Valencian Parliament. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 682 KB) Alicante/ Espagne : La vieille ville File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Alicante Costa Blanca Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 682 KB) Alicante/ Espagne : La vieille ville File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Alicante Costa Blanca Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Roman Imperial province of Hispania Tarraconensis, 120 AD Hispania Tarraconensis was one of three Roman provinces in Hispania. ... Entrance to the archaelogical site, courtesy of www. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Migrations The Visigoths (Western Goths) were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe (the Ostrogoths being the other). ... Languages Arabic and other minority languages Religions Islam, Christianity, Druzism and Judaism Arab woman from Ramallah wearing traditional dress in 1915. ... For other uses, see moor. ... For other senses of this word, see Reconquista (disambiguation). ... Alfonso X, El Sabio, or the Learned, (November 23, 1221 - April 4, 1284) was a king of Castile and León (1252 - 1284). ... History of Spain Series Prehistoric Spain Roman Spain Medieval Spain Age of Reconquest Age of Expansion Age of Enlightenment Reaction and Revolution First Spanish Republic The Restoration Second Spanish Republic Spanish Civil War The Dictatorship Modern Spain Topics Economic History Military History Social History The Aragonese Empire was the regime... James II of Aragon James II, King of Aragon (10 August 1267 – 2 November 1327), in Spanish Jaime II, in Aragonese Chaime II, in Catalan Jaume II, also James II of Barcelona, called The Just (Aragonese: Lo Chusto, Catalan: El Just) was the second son of Peter III of Aragon...


After several decades of being the battle field used by the Kingdom of Castile against the Crown of Aragon, Alicante enjoyed a segle d'or (golden age) during the 15th century together with the whole Kingdom of Valencia, rising to become a major Mediterranean trading station exporting rice, wine, olive oil, oranges and wool. But between 1609 and 1614 King Felipe III expelled thousands of moriscos who had remained in Valencia after the reconquista, due to their allegiance with Berber pirates who continually attacked coastal cities and caused much harm to trade. This act cost the region dearly; with so many skilled artisans and agricultural labourers gone, the feudal nobility found itself sliding into bankruptcy. Things got worse when in the early 18th century Alicante, along with the rest of Valencia, backed Carlos in the War of Spanish Succession. Felipe won, and he punished the whole region by withdrawing the semi-autonomous status it had enjoyed since the time of the Reconquista. Alicante went into a long, slow decline, surviving through the 18th and 19th centuries by making shoes and agricultural products such as oranges and almonds, and its fisheries. The end of the 19th century witnessed a sharp recovery of the local economy with increasing international trade and the growth of the city harbour leading to increased exports of several products (particularly during World War I when Spain was a neutral country). Coat of arms Kingdom of Castile in the 15th century. ... Coat of arms of the King of Aragon, 15th century. ... Philip III of Spain Philip III (Spanish: Felipe III) (April 14, 1578 – March 31, 1621) was the king of Spain and Portugal (as Philip II Portuguese: Filipe II), from 1598 until his death. ... Morisco (Spanish Moor-like) or mourisco (Portuguese) is a term referring to a kind of New Christian in Spain and Portugal. ... Berbers are the indigenous peoples of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... Charles II was the last Habsburg King of Spain. ...


Modern history

During the early twentieth century, Alicante was a minor capital which enjoyed the benefit of Spain's neutrality during the First World War, which provided new opportunities for the local industry and agriculture. The Moroccan war of the 1920s saw numerous alicantinos drafted to fight in the long and bloody campaigns at the former Spanish protectorate (Northern Morocco) against the Rif rebels. The political unrest of the late 1920s led to the victory of republican candidates in the local council elections throughout the country, and the abdication of King Alfonso XIII. The proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic was much celebrated in the city on April 14, 1931. The Spanish Civil War broke out on July 17, 1936. Alicante was the last city loyal to the Republican government to be occupied by General Franco's troops on April 1, 1939, and its harbour saw the last Republican government officials flee the country. Even if not as famous as the bombing of Guernica by the German Luftwaffe, Alicante was the target of some vicious air bombings during the three years of civil conflict, most remarkably the bombing by the Italian Aviazione Legionaria of the Mercado de Abastos in May 25, 1938 in which more than 300 civilians perished. Anthem El Himno de Riego Capital Madrid Language(s) Spanish Government Republic President  - 1931–1936 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora  - 1936–1939 Manuel Azaña Legislature Congress of Deputies Historical era Interwar period  - Monarchy abolished April 14, 1931  - Spanish Civil War 1936–1939  - Surrender to Franco April 1, 1939 Currency Spanish peseta... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Guernica may refer to: Guernica (painting), a 1937 painting by Pablo Picasso Guernica (town), Basque town, historical capital of Biscay Guernica (1950 film), a short film directed by Alain Resnais Guernica (1978 film), a short film directed by Emir Kusturica Bombing of Guernica, an attack on April 26, 1937 during... The Aviazione Legionaria (Aviation Legion) was an unit sent by the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force) in support of Francos Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The next 20 years under Franco's dictatorship were difficult for Alicante as it was for the entire country. However, the late 1950s and early 1960s saw the onset of a lasting transformation of the city due to tourism. Large buildings and complexes rose in nearby Albufereta and Playa de San Juan, with the benign climate being the best tool to bring prospective buyers and tourists who kept hotels reasonably busy. The tourist development, aside from construction, also brought numerous businesses such as restaurants, bars and other businesses focused on visitors. Also, the old airfield at Rabasa was closed and air traffic moved to the new El Altet airport, which made for a convenient facility for charter flights bringing tourists from northern European countries.


When Franco died in 1975, his successor Juan Carlos I successfully oversaw the transition of Spain to a democratic constitutional monarchy. Governments of nationalities and regions were given more autonomy, and the Valencian region was permitted an autonomy they had not been allowed for four centuries. Juan Carlos I (baptized as Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias; born January 5, 1938, Rome, Italy) is the reigning King of Spain. ...


Recent history

Alicante is the Valencia region's second-largest town. The port has been reinvigorated since the industrial decline the city suffered in the 1980s (with most mercantile traffic lost in favour of Valencia's harbour) and has spruced itself up. As a result, the city has attracted more day trippers. The airport at El Altet however outranks its Valencian counterpart, being among the busiest airports in Spain along with Madrid, Barcelona, Palma and Málaga and keeps expanding. It is connected with Madrid and Barcelona by frequent Iberia and Spanair flights, with many Western European cities through carriers such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Air Berlin, and has also flights to Algiers and Russia. Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Palma (old Spanish name Palma de Mallorca) is the major city and port in the island of Majorca (in Catalan: Mallorca) and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. ... Location of Málaga Municipality Málaga Government  - Mayor Francisco de la Torre Prados Area  - City 385. ... The name Iberia refers to two distinct regions of the old world: The Iberian Peninsula, in Southwest Europe, location of modern-day Spain and Portugal, home to the pre-Roman Iberians. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... easyJet (LSE: EZJ) is a low cost airline officially known as easyJet Airline Company Limited, based at London Luton Airport. ... For other uses of RYR, see Robert Yates Racing Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base situated in London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and it is one of the... Air Berlin (FSE: AB1) is Germanys second largest airline after Lufthansa. ... “Alger” redirects here. ...


Other landmarks in recent history have been the opening of the European Union's Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) and the construction of the polemic "Ciudad de la Luz", a series of facilities meant to sponsor movie industries to set base at Alicante. Categories: Stub | European Union law | Intellectual property organizations ...


No recent history account can be complete without addressing two sociological phenomena of the past few years. Immigration has already been described in this article, and the second residence building industry has transformed the looks of the city, bringing both along a new set of problems, such as environmental concerns on one hand and fear of social problems once the construction industry boom comes to a halt.


Main sights

Transport

The Alicante Tram connects the city with outlying settlements. The Alicante Tram (TRAM Metropolitano de Alicante/TRAM Metropolità dAlacant) is a tram system currently operated on 2 lines by FGV in the Spanish city of Alicante and its surrounding areas. ...


Famous citizens

  • George Washington Montgomery, (1804-1841), born in Alicante, United States diplomat and editor/publisher of the first Spanish language translation of the works of Washington Irving.[2]
  • Carlos Arniches (1866-1943), novelist
  • Gabriel Miró (1879-1930), novelist
  • Antonio Gades (1936-2004), Flamenco dancer
  • Juan Escarré (1969), field hockey player
  • Belen Rueda, actress
  • Miriam Blasco, judoka Olympic winner
  • Isabel Fernandez, judoka Olympic winner
  • Vanessa Romero, model and actress
  • Maria Jurado, model and actress
  • Esther Cañadas, model and actress
  • Pedro Ferrándiz, basketball coach
  • Hannibal Laguna, fashion designer

This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... Carlos Arniches (1866–1943) was a Spanish playwright. ... Gabriel Miró (Alicante, 1879 - Madrid, 1930). ... Antonio Gades (November 14, 1936 - July 20, 2004) was a Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer (born Antonio Esteve Ródenas in Alicante). ... Juan Pablo Escarré Urueña (born February 23, 1969 in Alicante) is a Spanish field hockey player, who competed for Spain in three Summer Olympics, starting in 1996, when he captured the silver medal with his national side. ... María Belén Rueda García-Porrero (b. ... Miriam Blasco is a professional Judo competitor from Alicante, Spain. ... Esther Cañadas (born on March 1, 1977 in Alicante, Costa Blanca) is a Spanish actress and supermodel. ... Pedro Ferrándiz González (born October 20, 1928 in Alicante, Spain) is a Spanish basketball coach. ...

Twin towns

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References

  1. ^ Ayuntamiento de Alicante Sección de Estadística. La Población de Alicante (01-01-2006).
  2. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 
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External links

  • Official website of Alicante
  • Official website of the Diputación Provincial de Alicante (Spanish)
  • Website of the Universitat d´Alacant
  • Official Website of the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market OAMI/OHIM
  • Informations for tourists about the beaches, the nightlife, objects of interest in Alicante

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Alicante - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1152 words)
Alicante (Castillian Spanish) or Alacant (Valencian) is the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of the Alacantí, in the southern part of the Valencian community, Spain, a historic Mediterranean port.
The population of the city of Alicante proper was 319,380, estimated as of 2005, of the entire urban area, 427,217.
The population of Alicante in 2005 was 319,380 inhabitants (325,797 by the local authorities), 711,215 in the metropolitan area "Alicante-Elx".
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