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PopulationApproximately 325,000
Autonomous Community La Comunidad de Valencia
LanguagesSpanish and “Valenciano” (similar to Catalán)
GeographySet on the eastern section of Spain’s Mediterranean coast, the “Costa Blanca.” Bordered inland by mountains.
ClimateTypically Mediterranean – hot summers and mild winters. Little rainfall.
Average Yearly Temperature 18ºC (65º F)
Local fare Rice dishes, seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, nougat, horchata (iced almond milk)
Tourist OfficeRambla de Méndez Núñez, 23
Tel (+34) 96 520 00 00
Did you know? The Romans named Alicante “Lucentum,” which means “City of Light”

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