The Province of Alicante is one of the three provinces in the Valencian Community. The other two are Province of Castellón and the Province of Valencia itself. Alicante is the southernmost of the three Valencian provinces on the east coast of Spain. Its coastline is better known under the tourist name Costa Blanca.
With almost 2 million inhabitants, the Provincia de Alicante is a densely populated region. Also because of the many residents, the number of inhabitants has increased since the year 2000 from not quite 1.5 million to almost 2 million. The capital is Alicante.
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Places of interest on the coast: Altea, Benidorm, Calp, Denia, Elche, Jávea, Orihuela, Torrevieja, Villajoyosa.
Tip: Here at Wikipedia you can view all major cities with more than 20,000 inhabitants with their Spanish and Valencian names in a well prepared list. This page is German – Use Google Translator.
The Nine Districts of the Province of Alicante
In the Valencian Community there are 34 counties in total. Nine of these counties are in the Province of Alicante. Below is a list with links to the editorials of altea.me. The comarcas of the province. In addition an article for the Autonomous Valencian Community. and a contribution to the White Coast / Costa Blanca.
- Vega Baja del Segura. Coastal district on the Costa Blanca. In the south – Pilar de a Horadada
- Vinalopó Bajo. Coastal county on the Costa Blanca. North of Vega Baja.
- Vinalopó Alto and Vinalopó Medio continue the Vinalopó region. In the inland and in the mountains.
- Campo de Alicante. Coastal county on the Costa Blanca. City & county provincial capital Alicante.
- Hoya de Alcoy. Mountain region inland of the Campo de Alicante. With the Sub Comarca Hoya de Castalla.
- Marina Baja / Baixa. Coastal district / Costa Blanca. North of Campo de Alicante. Tourist capital Benidorm.
- Condado de Cocentaina / Comtat. The mountainous interior of the coasts Comarcas Marina Baja / Alta
- Marina Alta – Coastal district in the north on the border with the Province of Valencia, capital Denia.
Maps & Links further articles – Districts
Vega Baja del Segura – Coastal district in the very south
Ca. 280.000 Residents – Capital Orihuela (Wikipedia Link)
Vinalopó Bajo – Coastal district in the south
Ca. 290.000 Residents – Capital Elche / Elx (Wikipedia Link)
Vinalopó Alto – Domestic & mountain region
Ca. 52.000 Residents – Capital Villena (Wikipedia Link)
Vinalopó Medio – Domestic & mountain region
Ca. 170.000 Residents – Capital Elda (Wikipedia Link)
Campo de Alicante – Coastal city district & capital city
Ca. 480.000 Residents – Capital Alicante (Wikipedia Link)
Hoya de Alcoy – Domestic & mountain region
Ca. 110.000 Residents – Capital Alcoy (Wikipedia Link)
Marina Baja / Baixa – Küstenlandkreis
Ca. 147.000 Residents – Capital Villajoyosa / Vila Joiosa (Wikipedia Link)
Condado de Cocentaina / Comtat– Inland of the Marinas Alta and Baja
Knapp 28.000 Residents – Capital Cocentaina (Wikipedia Link)
Marina Alta – northernmost coastal district
Ca. 154.000 Residents – Capital Denia (Wikipedia Link)
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More info: At Wikipedia you will find a great list of all counties. (German Wikipedia – use Goggle Translator) They are sorted by the three provinces. The information provides information about the population, the area and the density. The respective main places are named with the Spanish as well as the Valencian spelling. Unfortunately, the population figures are a little older, namely from 2002. This has certainly changed in the meantime. The total number of inhabitants of the province increased from 2000 to today by approximately 25%. It is to be assumed that the numbers at least in the coastal cities also lie correspondingly higher. Nevertheless, the list is informative. Because the relations of the districts among themselves can be read very well nevertheless from it.