Province of Alicante
The code ISO 3166-2 of the Province of Alicante east ES-A .
It is bordering on the provinces of Valence (in the autonomous community of Valence), and Albacete (in the autonomous community of Castille it Manche), and the province and autonomous Communauté of Murcie. In the east, it is bathed by the Mediterranean. The most important river is the Segura, in the south of the province.
It is populated of 1.732.389 inhabitants in 2005 (5th province of Spain). Its capital is Alicante, with 319.380 h. the cities with more than 50.000 inhabitants are Elche (215 137), Torrevieja (84 348), Orihuela (75 009), Benidorm (67 492), Alcoy (60 931) and Elda (55 571).
The province of Alicante to the greatest proportion (18 ' 43%) foreign residents of all the Spanish provinces. In addition, 9 ' 20% of the total population come from other countries of the European Union, attracted some by the climate, the beaches and the good quality of life which are clean there, others by the strong economic dynamism which made province one of most important country in the last 50 years.
Its coast receives the tourist name of Costa Blanca ( White Côte , in French).
- El Comtat , 26.319 inhabitants, capital Cocentaina.
- Alcoià , divided into two subcomarques :
- Valleys of Alcoi, 67.853 inhabitants, capital Alcoy.
- Foia de Castalla, 39.380 inhabitants, capital Castalla, more populated city: Ibi.
- the Marina Alta , 166.786 inhabitants, capital Denied.
- the Marina Baixa , 154.939 inhabitants, capital Villajoyosa.
- El Alto Vinalopó , 50.870 inhabitants, capital Villena.
- El Vinalopó Medio , 158.932 inhabitants, capital Elda.
- El Baix Vinalopó , 255.676 inhabitants, capital Elche.
- Alacantí , 420.561 inhabitants, capital Alicante.
- the Vega Baja 291.033 inhabitants, capital Orihuela, more populated city: Torrevieja.
Of all these comarques, only El Alto Vinalopó did not belong to Old the Royaume of Valence.
- List of the communes of the province of Alicante
Simple: Alicante province
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