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About Alicante

Alicante

 

 both official names, is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,329, estimated as of 2011, ranking as the second-largest Valencian city.. Including nearby municipalities, the Alicante conurbation had 462,281 residents.. The population of the metropolitan area (including Elche and satellite towns) was 771,061 as of 2011 estimates, ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.

 

 

 

Alicante
Alicante/Alacant

View of the harbour with the Castle of Santa Bárbara in the background
View of the harbour with the Castle of Santa Bárbara in the background

 
Flag of Alicante
Flag
Coat of arms of Alicante
Coat of arms

 

 

History

 

The area around Alicante has been inhabited for over 7000 years. The first tribes of hunter gatherers moved down gradually from Central Europe between 5000 and 3000 BC. Some of the earliest settlements were made on the slopes of Mount Benacantil. 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 3rd 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 Λευκή, meaning "White Mountain" or "White Point"), where Alicante stands today.

 

Archeological site of Tossal de Manises, ancient IberianCarthaginianRoman city of "Akra-Leuke" or "Lucentum"

 

 

 

Alicante around year 1832. Engraving by Alfred Guesdon

 
Monjas-Santa Faz Square

 
Luceros Square

 

 

 

The Port of Alicante has been reinventing itself since the industrial decline the city suffered in the 1980s (with most mercantile traffic lost to Valencia's harbour). In recent years, the Port Authority has established it as one of the most important ports in Spain for cruises, with 72 calls to port made by cruise ships in 2007 bringing some 80,000 passengers and 30,000 crew to the city each year.. The moves to develop the port for more tourism have been welcomed by the city and its residents, but the latest plans to develop an industrial estate in the port have caused great controversy.


 

Panorama of Alicante

 

 

Economy

 

Port of Alicante

 
Ciudad de la Luz


 

Until the global recession which started in 2008, Alicante was one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. The boom depended partly on tourism directed to the beaches of the Costa Blanca and particularly on the second residence-construction boom which started in the 1960s and revived again by the late 1990s. Services and public administration also play a major role in the city's economy. The construction boom has raised many environmental concerns and both the local autonomous government and city council are under scrutiny by the European Union. The construction surge was the subject of hot debates among politicians and citizens alike. The latest of many public battles concerns the plans of the Port Authority of Alicante to construct an industrial estate on reclaimed land in front of the city's coastal strip, in breach of local, national and European regulations. (See Port of Alicante for details)...The city serves as the headquarters of the European Union's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and a sizeable population of European public workers live there.

 

 

Government

 

Alicante City Hall

 

Sonia Castedo Ramos is the mayor of the city. She was elected for the post in an extraordinary plenary of the Alicante City Council on September 17, 2008, following the resignation of Luis Díaz Alperi. She is the first woman ever to occupy this position. .In the latest municipal elections of May 2011, Sonia Castedo of the People's Party (Partido Popular) won the elections with an absolute majority, larger than the one the former major (Luis Díaz Alperi) had, while the opposition (Socialist Party) lost some of their popular support. .At the foot of the main staircase of the City Hall Building (Ayuntamiento) is the zero point (cota cero), used as the point of reference for measuring the height above or below sea level of any point in Spain, due to the marginal tidal variations of the Mediterranean sea in Alicante.


 

Climate

 

Basilica of St Mary.


 

Alicante enjoys mild winter temperatures, hot summers, and little rain concentrated in equinoctial periods. Scientists tend to classify the climate of Alicante region according to Köppen climate classification as semi-arid (BSk).. On average the temperature ranges between 17.0 °C (63 °F) and 6.3 °C (43 °F) in January and between 30.8 °C (87 °F) and 21.2 °C (70 °F) in August, with an average annual temperature of 18.3 °C (65 °F). Daily oscillations in temperature are very small due to the influence of the sea, although occasional periods of Westerly wind can result in temperature ranges in excess of 15 °C (27 °F). Annual oscillations in temperature are also small meaning that winters are mild and summers are hot.

The average amount of rainfall is 311 mm (12.2 in) per year. September and October are the wettest months due to torrential rain caused by the cold drop, which can reach over 200 mm (8 in) in a single 24 hour period causing severe flooding. Because of this irregularity, only 37 rainy days are observed on average per year, and the annual number of sunshine hours is 2,850. .The record maximum temperature of 41.4 °C (107 °F) was observed in Alicante on 4 July 1994. The record minimum temperature of −4.6 °C (24 °F) was registered on 12 February 1956. The worst flooding in modern history occurred on 30 September 1997 when 270.2 mm (10.6 in) of rainfall fell within six hours.

 

 

Transport

 

Line L1 Alicante Tram near Sanguetstop


 

Alicante Airport outranks its Valencian counterpart, being among the busiest airports in Spain after MadridBarcelonaPalma de Mallorca and Málaga. It is connected with Madrid and Barcelona by frequent Iberia and Vueling flights, and with many Western European cities through carriers such as RyanairEasyjetAir BerlinMonarch Airlines, and Jet2.com. There are also regular flights to Algeria and Russia..Alicante railway station is used by Cercanías linking Alicante with suburbs and Murcia.. Long-range RENFE trains run frequently to MadridBarcelona, and Valencia..Alicante Tram connects the city with outlying settlements along Costa Blanca. As of 2011, electric tram-trains run up toBenidorm, and diesel trains go further to Dénia..The city has regular ferry services to the Balearic Islands and Algeria. .The city is strongly fortified, with a spacious harbour.

 

 

 

Main sights

 

 

Mount Benacantil and Castle of Santa Bárbara


Esplanada, Carbonell House and Hotel Gran Sol in the background.

 
Explanada de España

 

 

 

SOURCE : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alicante


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